Fendi’s most iconic fashion moments on film
The relationship between Fendi and cinema is an almost serendipitous love story that is not entirely apparent until you really start to probe the costume design credits. For decades, the Italian fashion house has been manufacturing bespoke Fendi designs for fierce fur-clad characters in film. A newly opened exhibition, Fendi Studios has collected all of these costumes into one fashionably unique exhibition, showcasing the designs as they appear on the big screen. In homage to the opening of the exhibition, we look at four of Fendi's most iconic moments on film.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Devil-ish magazine editor, Miranda Priestly may have worn Prada; however it was one Fendi coat that really stood out on the silver screen. The red Cruella-style coat with orange and black striped lining was a collaborative design effort from costume designer Patricia Field and Fendi.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
A fabulously eclectic 84 year-old billionaire deserves a fabulous wardrobe, and Fendi provided this for Madame D. The Italian fashion house collaborated with Wes Anderson to create a red velvet cloak with black diamond mink fur trimmings and a matching fur hat.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Some outfits are banked to memory long after the credits roll, and Margot Tenenbaum's caramel mink coat accessorised with a thick smudge of kohl liner is one of them. Costume designer Karen Patch worked with Wes Anderson to send the sketch over to Fendi and the rest is fashion history.
Never Say Never Again (1983)
A sexy Bond assassin would be nothing without a fierce fur overlay. Fatima Blush's (played by Playboy covergirl Barbara Carrera) iconic Fendi fur coat almost defined the eighties female villain.
Where: Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - Quadrato della Concordia, 3 - Rome
When: October 27, 2017 - March 25 2018
Time: Every day from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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