Last week, the legendary Fendi fashion house held their Fall 2019 show atop the Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy. Chosen for its uniquely breathtaking views of the Coliseum and the rest of the city, the venue as well as the collection itself paid tribute to the county’s history, as noted by Silvia Venturini Fendi, “The city was founded on this hill, the first stone of Rome was laid here by Romulus.”
The line was also an homage to the late Karl Lagerfeld for the dedication that he showed to the Fendi brand, as well as his “his attitude to break rules and push boundaries,” said Venturini Fendi, who felt a personal connection to him as the man who spent 54 years designing for the company her grandparents founded in 1925.
The collection showed off the talents of Fendi ateliers as fabulous floor-length coats, sheer paneled gowns, and marbled undergarments sauntered down the runway.
Post-show, guests dined under the stars at a dinner held in the Temple of Venus and Roma (built by Emperor Hadrian in 121, and restored with the help of Fendi founders Adele and Eduardo Fendi).