Fendi celebrated its 90th anniversary with one of the most spectacular shows of all time, a one-of-a-kind runway experience staged on the newly restored Trevi Fountain in Rome on Thursday (July 7). Models appeared to be walking on water as they strutted down a clear platform over the fountain in an incredible illusion.
Former Fendi face Kendall Jenner opened the show, while Bella Hadid also modelled the collection, entitled "Legends and Fairy Tales". With the sparkling waters of the 18th century fountain cascading behind and underneath them, it was a truly breathtaking backdrop for the couture collection.
Bella was clearly thrilled to have closed the show and shared a number of photos and videos with her 5.2 million Instagram followers. "Such an incredible and unreal experience closing my first @fendi show at the Trevi Fountain… Wow!" she wrote.
Meanwhile Kendall had a night to remember walking in what she described as "one of the most beautiful shows".
The collection was inspired by Danish fairytale illustrator Kay Nielsen, who painted colour plates for Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, and also worked on the Disney film Fantasia.
As the label's second 'Haute Fourrure' show, each look was accented with fur, whether it be fur trims and collars to dresses and pom pom adorned handbags.
When the catwalk came to a close, designer Karl Lagerfeld came out to take his bow along with Fendi's accessories designer Silvia Venturini Fendi.
Karl is the head designer and creative director of both Fendi and Chanel as well as his own fashion label. He had debuted his Chanel haute couture show in Paris on Tuesday.