The exhibition Fendi Studios is dedicated to famous films – and the costumes and accessories that Fendi created for them
The Devil Wears Prada, Sex and the City, The Royal Tenenbaums – Italian fashion house Fendi has provided the wardrobe for many famous film and television productions. This is exactly what the current exhibition Fendi Studios in Rome is all about. It opened at the end of October and will run until the 25th of March, 2018.
“Cinema has always been an important part of our family life and of our brand. Approached by world famous costume designers, such as Piero Tosi and Milena Canonero, they created furs and costumes for memorable cinema productions. We have worked alongside the greatest directors of yesterday and today. This exhibition is a way of celebrating in a very innovative way a relationship based on affinities and nourished by the desire to experiment, to tell stories and to make dreams come true,” said Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director for accessories, menswear and kidswear at Fendi.
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For the exhibition, the ground floor of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana – the company’s headquarters since 2015 – has been divided into different rooms, all of which act as small, interactive film studios. Visitors can immerse themselves in the scenes and get to know a number of films from an entirely different angle. The film studio called “Easy Riders,” for example, deals with scenes that take place in cars, including Evita with Madonna, Femme Fatale with Rebecca Romijn, and Never Say Never Again with Barbara Carrera.
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In another room, visitors go off on a trip to New York where they meet Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada, Michelle Pfeiffer in The Age of Innocence, and Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City. Another full studio is exclusively dedicated to iconic scenes from The Royal Tenenbaums. A lounge called “Every Princess Needs to Rest” displays various garments and accessories from films such as Catwoman, A Golden Boy, Basic Instinct 2 with Sharon Stone, Princesse Marie with Catherine Deneuve, and How Much Do You Love Me? with Monica Bellucci.
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As a special highlight of the tour, and the exhibition as a whole, Fendi has installed a vintage-style cinema in the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana. A selection of films with garments displayed in Fendi Studios will be screened, as well as other well-known films related to the house of Fendi. There will be a different film to see each evening at 9pm, but you will have to reserve your seat in advance.
The exhibition Fendi Studios runs until the 25th of March, 2018. Additional information and impressions can be found on the Fendi website here, on Instagram here (@fendi), and under the hashtag #fendistudios. You can reserve your seat for the film screenings here.
Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana
Quadrato della Concordia 3
10am – 8pm, daily
Entrance to the exhibition and the film screenings is free.