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In Conversation with Anna Fendi

Saturday, July 22, 2023

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The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
In Conversation With Anna Fendi

A collaboration between ICFF and Empire Club of Canada

You will be taken on a journey within the life and success of the woman that together with her four sisters has brought the iconic Fendi brand to the forefront of global fashion, which further expanded its success after the acquisition of LVMH. Guests can expect to indulge in an evening of luxury, sophistication, glamour & style while having the opportunity to hear from Anna Fendi herself. As she once said, “I think good taste comes from curiosity”, and we invite our audience to get curious and discover the world of Anna Fendi with cinema, design and art through her eyes.


*The content presented is free of charge but please note that the Empire Club of Canada retains copyright. Neither the speeches themselves nor any part of their content may be used for any purpose other than personal interest or research without the explicit permission of the Empire Club of Canada.*

*Views and Opinions Expressed Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the speakers or panelists are those of the speakers or panelists and do not necessarily reflect or represent the official views and opinions, policy or position held by The Empire Club of Canada.*

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Anna Fendi

Iconic Fashion and Costume Designer

Anna Fendi is a fashion icon with a fascinating career that spans decades. She is best known for her work with the legendary Fendi fashion house, where she played a pivotal role in transforming it into a global powerhouse. Anna designed some of Fendi’s most iconic handbags and oversaw the production of their luxurious fur garments, establishing the brand as a symbol of luxury and sophistication.

Anna was a pioneer of fashion in cinema where she lent her artistic vision to several Italian films, including designing costumes for movies such as “The Easy Life,” “Boccaccio ‘70,” and “The Leopard.” She even collaborated with some of Italy’s most renowned filmmakers, such as Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, and Franco Ze! irelli. Anna’s creativity and eye for
style helped shape the visual aesthetics of these iconic films, cementing her legacy as a creative force beyond the world of fashion.

Anna Fendi’s life and work are an inspiration to aspiring designers and entrepreneurs. Her innovative spirit and creative vision have helped shape the fashion industry and the world of cinema, leaving an indelible mark on both.

From her innovative designs to her unique approach to creativity, Anna Fendi has become an icon in the industry, and this is a rare opportunity to learn from her firsthand. Don’t miss this chance to satisfy your curiosity and discover the secrets of good taste in fashion!

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Jeanne Beker

Iconic Fashion and Lifestyle Journalist