FENDI STAGE A FASHION SHOW IN ROME TO HONOUR KARL LAGERFELD

Luxury fashion house Fendi is to stage a couture catwalk show in Rome on 4 July in homage to its late creative director Karl Lagerfeld.

The event will pay tribute to the German fashion designer who was Fendi’s creative director for 54 years, serving from 1965 until his death on 19 February this year.

Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of Fendi’s parent company LVMH, said the catwalk show would “reprise all [Lagerfeld’s] creations during his time at Fendi.” The location of the catwalk has yet to be released however the collection will reportedly be overseen by Fendi co-designer Silvia Venturini Fendi who described the bond between Fendi and the late German couturier as “the most enduring love story in fashion.”

In 2016 Fendi celebrated its 90 birthday with a fashion show at Rome’s Trevi Fountain whose €2 million restoration it funded.

In these photos, the Fendi show was staged in Rome on July 8th 2016 for the 90th anniversary of the fashion house.

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La sfilata per i 90 anni di Fendi davanti alla Fontana di Trevi a Roma, 7 luglio 2016 (Victor Boyko/Getty Images )

La sfilata per i 90 anni di Fendi davanti alla Fontana di Trevi a Roma, 7 luglio 2016 (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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