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July 19, 2017

Carla Fendi, award-winning honorary president, public face, entrepreneur, arts collector and patron, and philanthropist of the billion-euro Italian family luxury fashion house Fendi, has died in Rome at the age of 79 after a long illness.

Carla Fendi, award-winning honorary president, public face, entrepreneur, arts collector and patron, and philanthropist of the billion-euro Italian family luxury fashion house Fendi, has died in Rome at the age of 79 after a long illness.

Carla and her equally formidable Fendi sisters Paola, Anna, Franca and Alda transformed the humble family business into a desirable global brand, renowned for its monogrammed handbags and leather goods beloved by Hollywood and European royalty.

May 1, 2007

The recent glut of bonuses in the City of London has led to an explosion of trade for luxury jewellers such as family-owned Boodles. Marc Smith talks with fourth-generation managing director Michael Wainwright about Boodles, blood diamonds and Bond Street

The recent glut of bonuses in the City of London has led to an explosion of trade for luxury jewellers such as family-owned Boodles. Marc Smith talks with fourth-generation managing director Michael Wainwright about Boodles, blood diamonds and Bond Street.

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

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