Carla Fendi

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Birthday
12, 1937
Birthplace
Rome, Italy
Death Date
Jun 19, 2017 (79)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1937
Birthplace
Rome, Italy
Death Date
Jun 19, 2017 (79)

About

Gained fame as the heiress to the luxury handbag company Fendi. Nicknamed the General, she was central to the brand's success in North America. 

Before Fame

Her parents, Adele and Edoardo Fendi, founded Fendi in 1925 in Rome. It originally began as a fur and leather shop. 

Trivia

Despite Fendi's takeover by the LVMH group in 2001, she remained honorary president until her death. 

Family Life

She was one of five sisters to inherit the Fendi brand. Her sisters are Paola, Anna, Franca, and Alda. Her husband, Candido Speroni, passed away in 2013. She had no children. 

Associated With

She worked alongside designer Karl Lagerfeld after he joined Fendi in 1965.