Versace Clothing companies of Italy Eyewear brands of Italy Companies based in Milan Haute couture High fashion brands Italian brands Jewellery retailers of Italy Luxury brands Shoe companies of Italy Watch manufacturing companies of Italy Clothing companies established in Design companies established in establishments in Italy Altagamma members. She and her younger brother, Daniel, inherited Versace's rare artwork collection.
After opening his Milan boutique in , Versace quickly became a sensation on the international fashion scene. His designs employed vivid colors, bold prints, and sexy cuts, which were a refreshing contrast to the prevailing taste for muted colors and simplicity. His aesthetic "combined luxurious classicism with overt sexuality", attracting much criticism in addition to praise. From , Versace built the company with the support of his family, employing his sister Donatella as Vice President and his brother Santo as President of the company.
Gianni would also come to employ Donatella's husband, Paul Beck, as menswear director. Among Versace's most famous innovations was his invention of a type of super-light chainmail called 'Oroton', which became a signature material in his outfits. His suits were inspired more by his experience in female tailoring, departing from masculine Savile Row models by crafting suits which accentuated the male form and "insisted on men as sex objects. Versace was very proud of his southern Italian heritage and infused his designs with motifs inspired by historical fashion and art movements, especially Graeco-Roman art.
He also allowed his love for contemporary art to inspire his work, creating graphic prints based on the art of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. In , Versace expanded the business into jewelry and houseware , designing luxury furnishings, china, and textiles for the home.
He was unusual in retaining complete creative control over all aspects of his company. Versace became known for employing celebrities in his marketing campaigns and seating them in the front rows of his fashion shows, the first to do so. He is also credited with inventing the supermodel vogue of the s, by discovering and featuring major supermodels like Naomi Campbell , Christy Turlington , and Linda Evangelista , all of whom he featured both on the runway and in his ad campaigns.
Throughout his career, Versace was a prolific costume designer for stage productions and performing artists. Versace met his partner Antonio D'Amico , a model, in Their relationship lasted until Versace's murder.
Before his death, Versace was diagnosed with cancer of the ear. However, due to the Versace family's interference he only obtained a fraction of these allowances. D'Amico now runs his own fashion company. Versace was known for doting on his nieces and nephews: He was subsequently pronounced dead at Jackson Memorial Hospital , at 9: Usually, Versace would have an assistant walk from his home to the coffee shop to get his morning papers, but on this occasion he decided to go in person.
Versace was murdered by spree killer Andrew Cunanan , who used the same gun to commit suicide on a houseboat eight days later. Cunanan was obsessed with the designer, and often bragged about his close "friendship" with Versace, although this was symptomatic of Cunanan's delusions of grandeur: He often falsely claimed to have met celebrities. Versace was Cunanan's fifth and final victim. Police have said they do not know why Versace was killed.
Versace's body was cremated and his ashes returned to the family's estate near Cernobbio , Italy, and buried in the family vault at Moltrasio cemetery near Lake Como. She and her younger brother, Daniel, inherited Versace's rare artwork collection. Versace was involved in numerous onscreen projects. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the fashion designer. For his company, see Versace. This article appears to contain trivial, minor, or unrelated references to popular culture.
Please reorganize this content to explain the subject's impact on popular culture, using references to reliable sources , rather than simply listing appearances. In , Gianni Versace S. The car had a Versace white satin interior with the Versace logo embroidered into the seats.
The car was available in black and white. There were only ten units produced. The car was sold with a complementary luggage set, luxury driving shoes, and driving gloves. The helicopter includes Versace leather interior and a design on the outside. The store sold both men's and women's clothing and home items such as pillows and blankets.
In , Versace collaborated with dancer Lil Buck to release a line of sneakers. Versace partnered with the Mind Group firm in China in The two companies designed luxury residence towers called the "Versace Residencies. These luxury homes are located in South Mumbai. Soheil Abedian, of the Sunland Group , approached Versace in and successfully proposed a luxury hotel built upon the Versace brand; the first Palazzo Versace opened on Australia's Gold Coast on 15 September From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Official Versace Online Shop: an exclusive selection of Women’s and Men’s Ready to Wear, Shoes, Accessories and the iconic world of Versace Home. Official Versace Website: an exclusive selection of Women’s and Men’s Ready to Wear, Shoes, Accessories and the iconic world of Versace Home. Merging bright patterns with striking feminine silhouettes, Versace clothing for women is favored by many for achieving a glamorous appearance. The Italian fashion house was founded in by Gianni Versace and is now managed by the creative director and sister of Gianni, Donatella.