Posts Tagged Fendi

Find out why Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne adore hair genius Sam McKnight and why Karl Lagerfeld says he is the “best hair stylist in the world.”

Sam McKnight is a professional hair stylist and legend who’s been working in fashion for 40 years. Sam was Princess Diana’s stylst for seven years and he’s styled every supermodel on the planet from Cindy Crawford to Kate Moss, who is also one of his closest friends.

“Sam has been doing this so long, he is a genius. He just flips his finger and the hair looks amazing”, Gigi Hadid told us backstsage at Balmain Spring 2017 collection in Paris.

Sam’s new book “Hair by Sam McKnight’, published by Rizzoli was released this week, it’s a personal visual diary of his remarkable career, “it’s forty years of fashion through hair”.

Sam creates the looks for the biggest fashion runway shows in the world, including Chanel, Fendi, Balmain and DSquared2 and has been working with Karl Lagerfeld for the last decade. We’ve been filming backstage with Sam during that entire time and had the opportunity to produce this mini-documentary film about Sam McKnight for Allure Magazine. Featuring interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes.

Read more about Sam McKnight’s career, his new book and his advice on how to make it in fashion on Allure.Com.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano, Karen Morrison.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Kendall Jenner takes us backstage at Fendi 90th Anniversary Couture show by Karl Lagerfeld at the legendary Trevi Fountain in Rome.

“It’s an amazing, timeless brand, every piece you see you can tell there is love and care put into it” Kendall said before the show. “I just think the brand is just so amazing, every time I get to work with them and I walk in and see the clothing, the shoes, bags and the accessories I’m always in awe”.

Karl Lagerfeld has been Creative Director for Fendi for over 50 years and explained the historic show at the Trevi Fountain was inspired by Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen “there is a kind of fairytale story because the theme of the collection is “Legends and Fairytales” it’s a feeling and a mood”.

The models walked on a plexiglass catwalk across the water with the famous fountains and pools form the 1960’s film, La Dolce Vita. This was the first fashion show to take place at the Italian landmark.

“In 2012 Fendi restored the Trevi Fountain, and we thought could you imagine if we could do a show here” Silvia Fendi explained backstage before the show, “it’s the best way to celebrate 90 years of stories”.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Head backstage at Fendi Spring 2015 with makeup artist Peter Philips and hairstylist Sam McKnight and find out what top model Georgia May Jagger had to say about the look.  Watch our Allure Backstage Spring 2015 series on Allure.Com.

Reported and produced by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Filmed & Edited by: Giovanni Sicignano. Allure Backstage is a production of MODTV Fashion Network.


Fendi Spring 2014 Backstage with designer Karl Lagerfeld, top models Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger, Joan Smalls, Jacquelyn Jablonski and Fendi Accessories Creative Director Silvia Venturini Fendi.

Reported and produced by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano. A production of MODTV Fashion Video Network.

Fendi Livestream with Drones

Fendi announced today via WWD – camera-mounted drones will capture and livestream Fendi’s AW14 show during Milan Fashion Week. For the first time ever, high-definition cameras attached to drones will capture an aerial view of Thursday’s runway show and broadcast the action live to a global audience via Go to Dazed Digital to see a sneak preview.

Fendi fans will have the choice of switching between the classic runway view captured by cameras on the ground and aerial shots filmed by the flying, Fendi-branded Drone Cam. If you miss the drone action, you’ll be able to replay the drone footage on the brand’s website.

Go behind the scenes of the Fendi Spring 2014 Fashion show with Cara Delevingne

Fendi is also reaching out to “hundreds of thousands of individuals that are eager to see the collection” that can’t physically be at the location. In particular, the company is investing in the development of its digital content to speak to a younger customer base, president and CEO of Fendi Pietro Beccari, told WWD.

Fendi Creative Director and designer Karl Lagerfeld has always been at the cutting edge of all things digital.  “Fendi’s digital strategy resolves to continuously raise the profile of the brand, which has always been synonymous with creativity, quality and innovation,” said Fendi President and CEO Pietro Beccari in a statement. “We are enthusiastic to be the first using this technology on the catwalk which will allow us, once again, to be pioneers in our field and projected towards the future.  In addition, we will allow our fans to see our fashion show like no one has ever seen before.”

Log on to at 12:30 pm GMT (6:30am EST) on Thursday February 20th to watch.

Introducing: FENDI BAG BUGS  Meet the Fendi Bag Bugs, a special capsule collection of small and colorful “meteorite-like” fur lucky charms.

Get an exclusive look backstage at Fendi Fall 2013 with designer Karl Lagerfeld and top models Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Daphne Groeneveld.  “It’s 21st century punk revisited” Karl Lagerfeld said backstage after the stunning show.

Kiki Montrparnasse, the french model and actress was the inspiration for the beauty look makeup artist Peter Philips created.  Peter went for a deep purple on the lip and used Chanel Le Rouge Velvet lipstick in “La Provecante” and Chanel Vendeta on the nails to give the models “a rebelious, chic, sophisticated look”.  Sam McKnight gave all the models a mohawk braid and then added a piece of dyed fox fur on top for a dramatic effect. The models looked so cool and had a savage, almost Mad Max look about them.

This Fendi collection by Karl Lagerfeld was brilliant and it all came perfectly together with the soundtrack by Michel Gaubert featuring the track “Take Me Baby” by Jimi Tenor.  Watch our Fendi Fall 2013 backstage beauty video here now and get an exclusive all-access backstage look with Karl Lagerfeld, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Daphne Groeneveld, Etienne Russo, Peter Philips and Sam McKnight.  Discover more at Fendi.Com.

Reported and produced by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano. A production of MODTV Fashion Video Network.  

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Cara Delevingne stars in the stunning campaign for Fendi Fall 2013 photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.  Check out the behind the scenes photographs of the campaign shot in Rome. The campaign, dubbed Roman Skyline, features the mega models in statement clothes and accessories showcasing Fendi’s 3D embroidered fur pieces against the city backdrop.

Watch our Fendi Fall 2013 fashion video backstage with Cara Delevingne. 

Cara Delevingne Fendi Fall 2013 Campaign

Cara Delevingne, Fendi Fall 2013 by Karl Lagerfeld Courtesy of Fendi

“For our 2013-2014 fall/winter season, we sought to celebrate the love between Fendi and Rome with a very feminine campaign evoking a chic and modern Roman holiday,” said Lagerfeld.   See a few of the behind the scenes images here, and for more visit Fendi.Com.


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