Glittering “Fendace” Show and Party Conclude Milan Fashion Week
The big luxury Italian fashion houses are not known to enthusiastically help each other out.
Yesterday evening, however, Milan Fashion Week ended with an unprecedented exchange between Fendi and Versace, two names to automatically kneel down any fashionista.
Rather than a collaboration, they insisted, it was a “creative dialogue,” which saw Fendi chief designer Kim Jones and Donatella Versace interpret a new SS / 22 collection for their respective brands.
The show featured models from the past and present, including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Winnie Harlow, Amber Valetta, Gigi Hadid and Kristen McMenamy.
The handwritten invitation promised “something special”, and that’s what was delivered.
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The connection was first teased by Kim Kardashian in an instagram photo earlier this year, showing off with Kim Jones and Donatella Versace. It wasn’t revealed until much later that the garland designers had given themselves permission to dig through the archives and put their own spin on a new collection.
Celebrity audiences were first treated to Versace’s take on Fendi, with the classic Medusa print on wrapped silk, FENDACE logo belts, gold swimwear and jewelry as well as a new version of the baguette bag.
Fendi’s revamp of Versace featured hot pink, pencil skirts, sequined scarves and a pink chainmail dress showcasing the ‘F’, as well as a revamp of the famous Versace safety pin look rendered. unforgettable by Elizabeth Hurley, who was seated in the front row.
Other participants included Dua Lipa, Addison Rae and Iris Law, model daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost. The next generation was very present, with Damian Hurley, 19, model son of Elizabeth Hurley, and Lila Grace Moss Hack, model daughter of Kate Moss, joining their famous parents.
The guests pulled out all the dress stops – here are the fashion highlights.
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