Carla Fendi passes away

Fashion & Leather Goods


The entire LVMH Group shares the grief and sadness of the Fendi family and the employees of the eponymous Roman Maison.

Carla Fendi never ceased to actively contribute with undiminished passion to the success of Fendi, of which she was Honorary President and which remained her inspiration to live until the end.

The daughter of Adele and Edoardo Fendi, who founded Fendi in 1925, Carla Fendi and her four sisters Paola, Anna, Franca and Alda played a seminal role in the development of the Maison. Fondly known as the “five fingers of one hand”, they together in 1965 invited Karl Lagerfeld to join Fendi.

Carla Fendi was a source of inspiration for all those who knew her, a symbol of commitment and sensitivity to beauty.

A final tribute was paid to her in Rome on June 22nd, attended by her friends and family and representatives of LVMH, including Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Antoine Arnault, Chief Executive Officer of Berluti and Chairman of Loro Piana, and Pietro Beccari, Chief Executive Officer of Fendi.