By Juliette Gour
At the top of Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, against the backdrop of the legendary Colosseum, Silvia Venturini Fendi pays a final tribute to Karl Lagerfeld. In the archives of the former master's sketch house, she selects a collection of 54 looks - referring to the number of years of collaboration between Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld.
On the silhouettes, many details refer to the architecture: mosaic coats, Roman friezes, printed spirit marble ... All in volumes and a character very "seventies", creating the cinematic look of a resolutely modern Roman woman .
The colors, mineral and soothing, evoke the new art: citrine, quartz, jade, chalcedony, marble ... Note also the scholarly cuts revealing the body of women; the work of the fur and the leather, antiquing, in assembly of materials; or the irreducible bag "Baguette" which comes in fur and mosaic versions.