FENDI PAYS TRIBUTE TO KARL LAGERFELD

FENDI PAYS TRIBUTE TO KARL LAGERFELD

Fendi is set to honour Karl Lagerfeld with a Couture fashion show to take place this summer.

Fendi is set to honour Karl Lagerfeld with a Couture fashion show to take place this summer.

Text: Paul Madley

It’s been two months since this passing of Karl Lagerfeld. While the industry continues to mourn the loss of this creative genius Fendi have announced that their next Couture show will be a tribute to the legend himself. The show is to be held in Rome and will take place on July 4th, but the exact location is yet unknown.

Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of Fendi's parent company LVMH, said the runway show would “reprise all [Lagerfeld's] creations during his time at Fendi.”

Karl Lagerfeld had the longest tenure of any contemporary designer, he was the creative director of Fendi for 54 years. His impact at Fendi and on the world of fashion is undeniable, not only with the creation of beautiful clothes but with grand sets and breathtaking locations that featured as a backdrop for some of the most unforgettable shows. Remember Fendi’s Fall 2017 Couture show, where models walked a glass runway built through Rome's historic Trevi fountain.

Throughout his career Lagerfeld has designed for Chloé, Fendi and of course Chanel. Lagerfeld was absent for Chanel’s Spring 2019 Couture show (the last show before his death) his presence was missed but the set, a luxury French villa complete with courtyard, garden and square pool, helped to tell his story.

Fashion shows reinforce a designers ideas and inspirations, the convey a message. It’s what you see first and they leave a lasting impression.

Karl is responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping shows of all time. From grocery stores to abandoned cinemas and replicas of the Eiffel Tower, Lagerfeld is the master of narrative and could rival any Hollywood studios set department.

Ahead of the Fendi Couture show we take a look at Karl Lagerfeld's best sets of all time.

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