Franca Fendi, Inheritor of Italian Fashion House, Dies at Age 87

Franca Fendi (left) with her sisters and Karl Lagerfeld, the brand’s longtime creative director up to his death in 2019.  Photograph: Vittoriano Rastelli/Corbis/Getty Images Franca Fendi (left) with her sisters and Karl Lagerfeld, the brand’s longtime creative director up to his death in 2019. Photograph: Vittoriano Rastelli/Corbis/Getty Images

Franca Fendi, one of the five sisters who inherited a small Roman leather goods workshop and together transformed it into a luxury fashion house, died in Rome on Oct. 5. She was 87. Born in 1935, she participated from a young age in the management of the company that from the 1960s onwards, under the guidance of the sisters, became a global luxury powerhouse famed for its reimagining of the classic fur coat. Her parents, Edoardo and

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