Fendi, Carnegie Hall Fashion Show, 1990

Eduardo Fendi

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

The Fendi fur design house, opened in 1925, maintained its reputation for innovation in fur designs over 90 years and 3 generations. They have introduced experiments with color (from 1969) and structure. Fendi’s leather-lined furs were described in Vogue (August 1986) as having “enveloping scale and a shape as effortless—with an attitude as easy—as a wrap robe” and credited with turning fur from status symbol to fashion. These circular outer garments, fur lined in leather, were designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi’s 1989 collection, the year when the first Fendi boutique opened in New York.

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  • Title: Fendi, Carnegie Hall Fashion Show, 1990
  • Creator: Eduardo Fendi
  • Fashion House: Fendi
  • Provenance: May 16, 1990, the stage of Carnegie Hall was transformed into a fashion runway for An Evening of Fashion & Music at Carnegie Hall. For the first time in the United States, nineteen top international fashion designers joined in a cooperative effort to present creations from each of their Fall 1990 collections, in a gala benefit for Carnegie Hall.
  • Fashion Show: Carnegie Hall Fashion Show
  • Season: Fall 1990
  • Type: Outer garment
  • Photographer: Steve J. Sherman
  • Medium: Fur lined in leather