Fendi’s fairytale show took place in Rome’s Trevi fountain marking the luxury brand’s 90th anniversary. All the guests were transported from Paris couture week to Rome by chartered planes. The collection was inspired by Danish fairytale illustrator Kay Nielsen, who painted colour plates for the book Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen in 1924 and also later worked for Disney, including on sequences of the film Fantasia. Kendall Jenner opened the show, alongside with a number of other top models including Bella Hadid, Ruth Bell, Mica Arganaraz, Yasmin Wijnaldum, and Molly Bair. Above the sparkling waters of the Baroque fountain, models wearing hand-painted dresses in pale pink, blue and cream, adorned with hand-stitched flowers or starlit scenes, glided across a transparent catwalk in the basin.
Karl Lagerfeld, wearing his trademark gloves, came out to take a bow along with the Italian house’s accessories designer Silvia Venturini Fendi. He threw three coins over his shoulder into the fountain with a grin — a tradition that is said to ensure a return to the eternal city.
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