Karl Lagerfeld’s Incredible Fendi Couture Show Was Inspired By This Fairy-Tale

Illustrations from the European fairy tale collection ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ inspired Fendi’s 90th-anniversary runway exposition.

Cover art for "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" collection (Photo: Courtesy of TASCHEN)
Cover art for “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” collection

Photo: TASCHEN

 

The fantasy, a saga about a prince who is incognito as a white bear and falls in love with a peasant, was recently reprinted. Held at the newly updated Trevi Fountain, the show highlighted not only the national treasure but also Lagerfeld’s beautiful fairy tale-inspired fashions. The accompanying visuals are a sight to behold.

 (Photo: Monica Feudi)

Photo: Monica Feudi

 

 (Photo: Monica Feudi)

Photo: Monica Feudi

 

“No sooner had he whistled (…),” by Kay Nielsen from the story "The Widow's Son" (Photo: Courtesy of TASCHEN)

Photo: Monica Feudi

 

 (Photo: Monica Feudi)

Photo: Monica Feudi

 

“But still the Horse begged him (…),” by Kay Nielsen from the story "The Widow's Son" (Photo: Courtesy of TASCHEN)
“But still the Horse begged him (…),” by Kay Nielsen from the story “The Widow’s Son”

Photo: TASCHEN

 

 (Photo: Monica Feudi)

Photo: Monica Feudi

 

The Lad in the Bear’s skin (…),” by Kay Nielsen from the story "The Blue Belt" (Photo: Courtesy of TASCHEN)
The Lad in the Bear’s skin (…),” by Kay Nielsen from the story “The Blue Belt”

Photos: TASCHEN

 

The Lad in the battle,” by Kay Nielsen from the story "The Widow's Son" (Photo: Courtesy of TASCHEN)
The Lad in the battle,” by Kay Nielsen from the story “The Widow’s Son”

Photo: TASCHEN

 

Source: vogue

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