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Song Hye Kyo, Fendi sisters help honor Karl Lagerfeld at Met Gala

The fashion giant and Fendi are 'fashion's longest love story'

Song Hye-Kyo

Even as South Korean actress Song Hye Kyo, Best Actress for the gripping drama The Glory in the recent Baeksang Arts Arts, and the line-up of celebrities drew attention to the venerable fashion maison, Fendi announced its support for Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, The Costume Institute’s Spring 2023 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and its participation at the Met Gala.

From Song Hye Kyo official IG, the star getting ready for Met Gala

Over the course of his 54-year tenure at Fendi, Lagerfeld played a vital role in shaping the history of the Roman house, as well as becoming a beloved member of the Fendi family. Dedicated to illuminating his process and creative vision, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty will invite the public into Karl’s world and reveal the dualities within his work. The exhibition will be open to the public from May 5 to July 16, 2023. Major support is provided by Fendi.

’The bond between Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi is fashion’s longest love story,” said Silvia Venturini Fendi, its artistic director of accessories and menswear.

Hired in 1965 by the five Fendi sisters, Karl, over five decades, transformed the family’s house into a playground of creativity, powered by his extraordinary and boundless imagination. It is that same vision that is celebrated throughout the exhibition, which traces his stylistic vocabulary and explores the unique working methodology that inspired such freedom. Fendi now plays a role in telling that story.

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Precious Lee

Suki Waterhouse

Christina Ricci

Gwendoline Christie

Additional guests wearing Fendi for the evening included Eva Chen, Elizabeth Shaffer, Willow Bay, Huma Abedin, as well as Pete Davidson in Fendi Men’s.

Eva Chen

Pete Davidson

Silvia Venturini Fendi wore a special Fendi remake of a dress inspired by a Karl Lagerfeld Fall/Winter 1986 creation, which featured many nodes, criss-crossed layers, and asymmetric elements. The dress was in wool crepe with contrasting satin collar and cuffs.

Silvia Venturini Fendi (left) and Delfina Delettrez Fendi

Fendi artistic director of jewelry Delfina Delettrez Fendi wore a custom Fendi look, with a print inspired by the Spring/Summer 1988 collection by Karl Lagerfeld. The column shape of the gown was from a Couture Spring/Summer 2023 silhouette by Kim Jones. The Spring/Summer 1988 collection by Karl Lagerfeld featured print portrayals of Anna Piaggi, the silent movie star that Karl Lagerfeld sketched more than 250 times in the 1970s, and then used as inspiration  for the collection. The dress was made of embroidered chanakya, with all-over micro cuts embroidered on printed silk georgette.

Kate Moss wore a Fendi Couture/Spring Summer 2023 Bespoke look by Kim Jones, created exclusively for Kate Moss. This stunning pink lingerie column dress was realized in nervures of silk satin with lace manipulations, with MiCro ajours. The lace placed on the bust and side represented a floral motif with a soaring silhouette playing with transparencies for an extreme feminine allure. The detachable silk georgette long sleeves evoked a floating, ethereal sensation in movement.

Lila Grace Moss, Kim Jones, and Kate Moss

Model Lila Grace Moss wore a Fendi Couture Fall/Winter 2018-19 gown by Karl Lagerfeld. This dress was made of marabou feathers treated to appear as fur. The voluminous shapes of the upper and lower sections were joined by a transparent net and silk embroidered bustier.


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