Fendi To Stage Karl Lagerfeld Tribute Show in Rome in July

Fendi will stage a couture catwalk show in Rome on July 4 in homage to its late creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, the company confirmed on Thursday.

Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, first talked of the show at the group’s general assembly in Paris this morning.

“The display will reprise Lagerfeld’s designs for the Italian brand, where he served as creative director for a record 54 years until his death in February,” Arnault said. A Fendi spokeswoman explained that the collection will be exhibited in Rome following the show. Details about the location and the time are still being fine-tuned.

No communication has been made yet as to Lagerfeld’s successor at Fendi. The collection to be shown in Rome will be designed by the brand’s creative studio with Silvia Venturini Fendi, said the spokeswoman.

Fendi last held a fashion show in Rome at the city’s Trevi Fountain, which the company helped restore, to celebrate the brand’s 90th anniversary and bringing to the runway its collection of luxurious fur garments and accessories designed by Lagerfeld and Venturini Fendi.

This story was reported by WWD and originally appeared on WWD.com.

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