The Fendi Baguette: 25th Anniversary

December 17, 2022

In honor of the Fendi Baguette’s 25th anniversary, a runway show was held during New York Fashion Week to celebrate the house’s most iconic bag: the Fendi Baguette. Models walked down the catwalk in fleece jackets and dresses adorned with Baguette-shaped pockets. Charms featuring the purse motif could be seen hanging from the waistbands of miniskirts and belts. The iconic bag silhouette, which can be credited to designer Silvia Venturini Fendi, has been around since 1997 and exploded in popularity in the 2000s when Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) carried said purse on Sex and the City. Parker’s Sex and The City character Carrie Bradshaw famously carried several Fendi Baguette bags throughout the series. In one particularly memorable mugging scene from a 2000 episode, Carrie is seen held at gunpoint and asked for her bag, to which she replied, “It’s a Baguette.”

Further, the show marked Linda Evangelista’s return to the catwalk. The 57-year-old supermodel walked the runway for the first time in over a decade. Evangelista walked the runway in a dramatic Tiffany blue cape gown that swept the floor as she went. All in all, the Fendi show has definitely earned a place in fashion history.

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