The glittering ‘Fendace’ show and party closes the Milan Fashion Week

British top model Kate Moss at the party for the launch of the Fendace collection, which arose from the collaboration between the fashion houses Fendi and Versace. Milan (Italy), September 26, 2021 (Photo: Marco Piraccini / Mondadori Portfolio / Sipa USA)

The major Italian luxury fashion houses are not known to support each other enthusiastically.

Last night, however, Milan Fashion Week closed with an unprecedented exchange between Fendi and Versace, both names that automatically make any fashionista kneel.

They insisted it wasn’t a collaboration, but a “creative dialogue” with Fendi’s chief designers Kim Jones and Donatella Versace interpreting a new SS / 22 collection for each other’s labels.

The show featured supermodels from past and present, including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Winnie Harlow, Amber Valetta, Gigi Hadid, and Kristen McMenamy.

The handwritten invitation promised “something special” and was delivered.

Watch: Fendi 2020 Milan Fashion Show

The connection was first teased by Kim Kardashian in an Instagram photo earlier this year that starred Kim Jones and Donatella Versace. It was only much later that it became known that the designers with garlands had given each other permission to rummage through the archives and develop a new collection.

The prominent audience was first spoiled with Versace’s interpretation of Fendi, with the classic Medusa print on wrapped silk, FENDACE logo belts, swimsuits and gold jewelry as well as a new version of the baguette bag.

Fendi’s makeover of Versace featured bright pink pencil skirts, sequined scarves and a pink chain mail with the “F” on it, as well as a redesign of the famous Versace safety pin look made unforgettable by Elizabeth Hurley, who sat in the front row.

Other participants were Dua Lipa, Addison Rae and Iris Law, the model daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost. The next generation was very much in attendance, with Damian Hurley, 19, model son of Elizabeth Hurley, and Lila Grace Moss Hack, Kate Moss’ model daughter, who joined their famous parents.

The guests pulled out all the stops – here are the fashion highlights.

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 26: Dua Lipa can be seen on the front row of the Versace special event during Milan Fashion Week - Spring / Summer 2022 on September 26, 2021 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Daniele Venturelli / Daniele Venturelli / Getty Images)

Singer Dua Lipa wore a semi-transparent black Fendi. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli / Daniele Venturelli / Getty Images)

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 26: A model wearing a Fendace t-shirt is seen ahead of the Versace special event during Milan Spring / Summer 2022 Fashion Week on September 26, 2021 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Jacopo Raule / Getty Images)

A model wears the specially designed FENDACE T-shirt. (Photo by Jacopo Raule / Getty Images)

British actress Elizabeth Hurley with her son Damian Charles Hurley as guests at the party organized to mark the launch of the Fendace collection, the result of the collaboration between the Fendi and Versace fashion houses.  Milan (Italy), September 26, 2021 (Photo: Marco Piraccini / Mondadori Portfolio / Sipa USA)

Elizabeth Hurley and son Damian attended the after party. (Photo by Marco Piraccini / Mondadori-Portfolio / Sipa USA)

American singer and dancer Addison Rae is a guest at the party to launch the Fendace collection, the result of a collaboration between the Fendi and Versace fashion houses.  Milan (Italy), September 26, 2021 (Photo: Marco Piraccini / Mondadori Portfolio / Sipa USA)

The American singer and dancer Addison Rae rocked her best Versace with a matching mask at the party. (Photo by Marco Piraccini / Mondadori-Portfolio / Sipa USA)

The Spanish actress Ester Exp sito is a guest at the party to launch the Fendace collection, which arose from the collaboration between the fashion houses Fendi and Versace.  Milan (Italy), September 26, 2021 (Photo: Marco Piraccini / Mondadori Portfolio / Sipa USA)

Soanish actress Ester Esposito looked glamorous in baby pink at the party. (Photo by Marco Piraccini / Mondadori-Portfolio / Sipa USA)

American actor Cole Sprouse as guest at the party to launch the Fendace collection, the result of the collaboration between the Fendi and Versace fashion houses.  Milan (Italy), September 26, 2021 (Photo: Marco Piraccini / Mondadori Portfolio / Sipa USA)

American actor Cole Sprouse opted for a dazzling Versace jacket at the party. (Photo by Marco Piraccini / Mondadori-Portfolio / Sipa USA)

The Italian entrepreneur, blogger and influencer Chiara Ferragni is a guest at the party to launch the Fendace collection, a result of the collaboration between the Fendi and Versace fashion houses.  Milan (Italy), September 26, 2021 (Photo: Marco Piraccini / Mondadori Portfolio / Sipa USA)

The Italian entrepreneur, blogger and influencer Chiara Ferragni was in a shiny silver-turquoise dress, (Photo by Marco Piraccini / Mondadori Portfolio / Sipa USA)

American actress Zoey Deutch is a guest at the party for the launch of the Fendace collection, which arose from the collaboration between the fashion houses Fendi and Versace.  Milan (Italy), September 26, 2021 (Photo: Marco Piraccini / Mondadori Portfolio / Sipa USA)

Actress Zoey Deutch looked painfully stylish. (Photo by Marco Piraccini / Mondadori-Portfolio / Sipa USA)

Iris Law is a guest at the party to launch the Fendace collection, the result of the collaboration between the Fendi and Versace fashion houses.  Milan (Italy), September 26, 2021 (Photo: Marco Piraccini / Mondadori Portfolio / Sipa USA)

Iris Law looked stylish in a cropped Fendi jacket that matched her cropped hair. (Photo by Marco Piraccini / Mondadori-Portfolio / Sipa USA)

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