Shanghai is ready for Fendi.
Last weekend, the Italian fashion house of Fendi decamped out of Milan and restaged their Fall/ Winter 2019 runway show in Shanghai—perhaps better remembered as the final Fendi ready-to-wear collection that the late fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, worked on alongside Silvia Venturini Fendi.
Celebrities, influencers, and the global media descended in full force upon the Powerlong Art Museum—a sprawling 23,000 square meters space located 20 minutes from Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport.
At the photo call, the Chinese actress Gong Li was spotted with Fendi’s CEO, Serge Brunschwig.
Titled “Roma in Shanghai”, otherwise #fendishanghai2019 on Instagram, the runway was a rehash of the Fall/ Winter 2019 collection presented earlier this year in Milan this February. Show-goers were immersed in light projections of Rome’s monuments—Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, otherwise more commonly known as the Square Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain. An additional 15 looks were created specially for this Shanghai repeat show: