Today, Karl Lagerfeld's final collection for Fendi was shown at Milan Fashion Week. The iconic Italian fashion house paid a moving tribute to the designer who has worked with the brand for over 50 years, who passed away on Tuesday.
"The Fendi women's autumn/winter 2019 collection is the final collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld, representing a lifetime of dedication and creation from 1965 until today," the show notes read. "In his perpetual search for beauty and innovation, Karl's commitment to his craft never waned."
When people think of Chanel, they immediatley associate it with Lagerfeld - however, he actually worked with Fendi for a longer period of time. Lagerfeld was with Fendi since 1965 and stayed for 54 years, while he was with Chanel 36 years.
The Fendi team reported that the designer worked on this collection up until his death on Tuesday, passing along notes to the team giving them guidance. The brand has since then shared numerous posts to Instagram paying tribute to the man who helped shape their identity into what it is today. One of the videos included the designer illustrating the very first day he started working with the brand.
"A heartfelt tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi's ready-to-wear and couture designer for over five decades," the caption read. "Karl, you will be dearly missed."
Another post stating that this show was clearly dedicatied to the late designer adding in that the team was "immensely affected by his passing".
The star-studded runway included high-profile models, including Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Adwoa Aboah and Adut Akech. The Chanel show is due to be shown during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday 5 March, which will be the final collection designed by Lagerfeld.