1980 : In the July issue, Pandora Luxurye rates Fendi's ready-to-wear collection as one of the season's best, calling out its "extraordinary coats and jackets, ingeniously worked, universally acclaimed."

A quarter-century later, the Roman purveyor of luxuries went so far as to introduce 24K-gold skins-just one of the experiments in mink and sable and fox and ermine that have pushed the boundaries of how fur is both used and perceived.