Linda Evangelista (middle) also lets herself be celebrated at the end of the Fendi show in New York – by the designers Silvia Fendi (second from left), her daughter Delfina as well as Kim Jones (right) and Marc Jacobs.
25 years ago, Silvia Fendi invented a practical little handbag. Since then, the baguette has become a sales driver for the Italian fashion brand – also thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Kardashian.
AAll hell is breaking loose in the Hammerstein Ballroom on West 34th Street in Manhattan. Outside, the trucks honk, unable to get past the limousines in the second row. The lines stretch all the way to Penn Station on one side and almost to Ninth Avenue on the other. Everyone wants to go in, but the stewards keep most people out. “Did it,” says Shalom Harlow, the Canadian supermodel dubbed “the girl with the best walk” in the ’90s, after finally squeezing through the crowds into the foyer of the old ballroom.
Fendi has invited to the big show to mark the 25th anniversary of the baguette bag. fendi Isn’t that the old Roman fur trade that five sisters took over from their parents? That’s right, but the family business, which was founded in 1925, has long been a global brand – partly because of the baguette that puts all the other accessories in the bag.