paris fashion week: for the fendis, talent is in the bones
Delfina Delettrez may be Fendi by name (the 21-year-old jewelry designer is the daughter of Silvia Venturini Fendi), but that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s a Fendi by nature. Take the skeleton-wrist piece, crafted from hundreds of tiny yellow, orange, and white sapphires, she was wearing at her Delirium collection preview at the Palais Royal yesterday morning. Its price—35,000€ (about $39,400)—resembles a Fendi one, but its neo-gothic look is not like anything the Italian luxury house has produced. The same could be said for most of the rest of the collection, which ran the gamut from fang necklaces to frog rings (Anna Piaggi was eyeing the latter with great intensity). “You can move everything, like this,” Delettrez said, showing us the jointed construction of the designs. That prompted us to ask about the production time involved in manufacturing such creations. “Oh, I don’t even want to know,” Delettrez laughed. She then cited two women in particular she would most like to see wearing her collection this season: Asia Argento and Parisian retail founder Colette. Naturally.