Bulgari unveiled the newly restored Spanish Steps in Rome

Bulgari unveiled the newly restored Spanish Steps in Rome
Bulgari unveiled the newly restored Spanish Steps in Rome

 

Paris, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bulgari today (SEPTEMBER 23, 2016) unveiled the newly restored Spanish Steps, one of Rome’s most iconic monuments, after two years of work. The storied Roman jeweler is proud to contribute to the preservation of Roman heritage.

On Friday, September 23rd, Romans were once again delighted to walk up the monumental Spanish Steps, a symbol of Rome’s cultural and architectural heritage. Following a restoration project financed by Bulgari that began in October 2015, the 138 steps have been returned to their gleaming splendor. The inauguration took place on Thursday, attended by Rome mayor Virginia Raggi and Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari.

To mark the 130th anniversary of the House in 2014, Bulgari donated 1.5 million euros to the city of Rome to finance the project. “Today we are delighted to celebrate with the city the return of a monument whose splendor represents the grandeur of Rome,” said Jean-Christophe Babin. The Spanish Steps have special historic resonance for Bulgari as the connection between Via Sistina, where Roman jeweler Sotirio Bulgari opened his first shop in 1884, and Via dei Condotti, now home to its flagship store.

To celebrate the event, Bulgari organized an inaugural evening Piazza di Spagna, inviting 30 Roman citizens whose names were drawn at random from a list provided by the municipality. Also attending were ten prisoners who volunteered to work on the renovation project without pay as part of a rehabilitation program organized by the city of Rome and supported by Bulgari.

Bulgari is deeply attached to Rome and its heritage and has plans for future projects designed to help preserve the city’s unique beauty.

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Source: LVMH

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Spectacular show in Rome for Fendi’s 90th anniversary

Fendi celebrated its 90th anniversary with a spectacular show in Rome, its home city, presenting a collection created by Karl Lagerfeld in a fairy tale décor at the Trevi Fountain.

ROME, Italy, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fendi opened its first store in Rome in 1926. Ninety years later, the Italian House is celebrating its unique savoir-faire with a tribute to its home city. Fendi dazzled guests during a grandiose anniversary fashion show against the breathtaking backdrop of Rome’s Fendi Fountain. Restored by Fendi in 2015, the iconic Roman monument had a transparent plexiglass runway stretched across the pool. Models literally walked on water in creations by Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director of Fendi Womenswear for more than 50 years.

The Roman House also inaugurated the exhibition “Fendi Roma – The Artisans of Dream” on the first floor of the Palazzo dellà Civilta Italiana, and gave guests a special preview of a book that pays tribute to the close ties between Fendi and the Eternal City.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

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Spectacular show in Rome for Fendi's 90th anniversary
Spectacular show in Rome for Fendi’s 90th anniversary

Source: LVMH