Fashion

Versace (1946 - 1997)

The Italian designer created sexy, lively and brightly colourful clothes that mixed high art and pop culture, widely influenced by Pop Art as well as Ancient Greece or Surrealism and Baroque.  At his death, his sister and muse, Donatella took over as the designer of her brother's house perpetuating his love for sexy and flamboyant silhouettes.

Madonna for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Spring/Summer 2005 tag: Donatella
Madonna for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Spring/Summer 2005
Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1991
Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1991
Backstage at Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Backstage at Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Demi Moore for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Fall/Winter 2005 tag: Donatella
Demi Moore for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Fall/Winter 2005
Gianni and Donatella Versace, 1990
Gianni and Donatella Versace, 1990
Amalia Vairelli for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1988
Amalia Vairelli for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1988
Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1987
Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1987
Rianne ten Haken for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2004 tag: Donatella
Rianne ten Haken for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2004
Stephanie Seymour for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Fall/Winter 1993
Stephanie Seymour for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Fall/Winter 1993
Vlada Roslyakova for Versace, Spring/Summer 2008 tag: Donatella
Vlada Roslyakova for Versace, Spring/Summer 2008
Gianni Versace by Toni Thorimbert, 1983
Gianni Versace by Toni Thorimbert, 1983
Naomi Campbell for Gianni Versace, photographed by Herb Ritts, Fall/Winter 1990
Naomi Campbell for Gianni Versace, photographed by Herb Ritts, Fall/Winter 1990
Amber Valletta, Trish Goff and Shalom Harlow for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Fall/Winter 1995
Amber Valletta, Trish Goff and Shalom Harlow for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Fall/Winter 1995
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2003 tag: Donatella
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2003
Cindy Crawford for Gianni Versace, photographed by Herb Ritts, Fall/Winter 1990
Cindy Crawford for Gianni Versace, photographed by Herb Ritts, Fall/Winter 1990
Stephanie Seymour and Yasmeen Ghauri in Gianni Versace Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1992
Stephanie Seymour and Yasmeen Ghauri in Gianni Versace Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1992
Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace, photographed by Irving Penn, Spring/Summer 1991
Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace, photographed by Irving Penn, Spring/Summer 1991
Naomi Campbell in Gianni Versace Swimsuit, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, 1990
Naomi Campbell in Gianni Versace Swimsuit, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, 1990
Gianni Versace, 1990
Gianni Versace, 1990
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Fall/Winter 2001 tag: Donatella
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Fall/Winter 2001
Yasmin Le Bon for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1991
Yasmin Le Bon for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1991
Backstage at Versace Fashion Show, photographed by Kevin Tachman, Spring/Summer 2013 tag: Donatella
Backstage at Versace Fashion Show, photographed by Kevin Tachman, Spring/Summer 2013
Madonna for Gianni Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 1995
Madonna for Gianni Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 1995
Madonna for Gianni Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 1995
Madonna for Gianni Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 1995
Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011 tag: Donatella
Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011
Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace, photographed by Irving Penn, Spring/Summer 1992
Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace, photographed by Irving Penn, Spring/Summer 1992
Kate Moss for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Kate Moss for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Versace, Dress, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1999 tag: Donatella
Versace, Dress, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1999
Kate Moss and Aya Thorgren for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Kate Moss and Aya Thorgren for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Spring/Summer 2009 tag: Donatella
Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Spring/Summer 2009
Gianni Versace, Suit, 1991, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Gianni Versace, Suit, 1991, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Brooke Shields for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Fall/Winter 1980
Brooke Shields for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Fall/Winter 1980
Naomi Campbell for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1986
Naomi Campbell for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1986
Catherine McNeil for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Fall/Winter 2007 tag: Donatella
Catherine McNeil for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Fall/Winter 2007
Yvette, Shalom Harlow, Stephanie Seymour, Kate Moss, Nick Moss, Aya Thorgren and Kristen McMenamy for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Yvette, Shalom Harlow, Stephanie Seymour, Kate Moss, Nick Moss, Aya Thorgren and Kristen McMenamy for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Versace Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2015 tag: Donatella
Versace Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2015
Ali Mahdavi, Donatella Versace, 2010s
Ali Mahdavi, Donatella Versace, 2010s
Gisele Bündchen for Versace Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2001 tag: Donatella
Gisele Bündchen for Versace Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2001
Backstage at Versace Fashion Show, photographed by Kevin Tachman, Spring/Summer 2013 tag: Donatella
Backstage at Versace Fashion Show, photographed by Kevin Tachman, Spring/Summer 2013
Lady Gaga for Versace, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Spring/Summer 2014 tag: Donatella
Lady Gaga for Versace, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Spring/Summer 2014
Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1987
Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1987
Madonna for Versace, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Spring/Summer 2015 tag: Donatella
Madonna for Versace, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Spring/Summer 2015
Carla Bruni in Gianni Versace Ensemble, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, 1991
Carla Bruni in Gianni Versace Ensemble, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, 1991
Christy Turlington in Gianni Versace Dress and Shoes, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1990
Christy Turlington in Gianni Versace Dress and Shoes, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1990
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2003 tag: Donatella
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2003
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2000 tag: Donatella
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2000
Saskia de Brauw for Versace, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Fall/Winter 2011 tag: Donatella
Saskia de Brauw for Versace, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Fall/Winter 2011
Naomi Campbell, Kristen McMenamy, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour and Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Naomi Campbell, Kristen McMenamy, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour and Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace, photographed by Herb Ritts, Fall/Winter 1990
Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace, photographed by Herb Ritts, Fall/Winter 1990
Rianne ten Haken for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2004 tag: Donatella
Rianne ten Haken for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2004
Naomi Campbell in Gianni Versace Jumpsuit, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, 1990
Naomi Campbell in Gianni Versace Jumpsuit, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, 1990
Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace, Spring/Summer 1990
Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace, Spring/Summer 1990
Maria Cabrera Bucellat in Gianni Versace Ensemble, photographed by Bob Krieger, 1984
Maria Cabrera Bucellat in Gianni Versace Ensemble, photographed by Bob Krieger, 1984
Madonna for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Spring/Summer 2005 tag: Donatella
Madonna for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Spring/Summer 2005
Claudia Schiffer for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Claudia Schiffer for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Aya Thorgren for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Aya Thorgren for Gianni Versace, photographed by Richard Avedon, Spring/Summer 1993
Naomi Campbell for Versace, Fall/Winter 2013 tag: Donatella
Naomi Campbell for Versace, Fall/Winter 2013
Linda Evangelista in Gianni Versace Dress, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1995
Linda Evangelista in Gianni Versace Dress, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1995
Donatella Versace by George Holz, 2001
Donatella Versace by George Holz, 2001
Naomi Campbell, Gianni Versace and Christy Turlington at the designer Fashion Show, photographed by Michel Arnaud, 1994
Naomi Campbell, Gianni Versace and Christy Turlington at the designer Fashion Show, photographed by Michel Arnaud, 1994
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2003 tag: Donatella
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2003
Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace, photographed by Irving Penn, Spring/Summer 1992
Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace, photographed by Irving Penn, Spring/Summer 1992
Yasmin Le Bon for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1988
Yasmin Le Bon for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1988
Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1995

Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1995

Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace Campaign, Spring/Summer 1989
Linda Evangelista for Gianni Versace Campaign, Spring/Summer 1989
Christy Turlington in Gianni Versace Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1990
Christy Turlington in Gianni Versace Ensemble, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1990
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2000 tag: Donatella
Amber Valletta for Versace, photographed by Steven Meisel, Spring/Summer 2000
Gianni Versace, Suits, ca. 1992, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Gianni Versace, Suits, ca. 1992, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Gemma Ward for Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2005 tag: Donatella
Gemma Ward for Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2005
Gianni Versace by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1997
Gianni Versace by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1997
Gianni Versace Fashion Show, photographed by Maria Valentino, Spring/Summer 1989
Gianni Versace Fashion Show, photographed by Maria Valentino, Spring/Summer 1989
Shalom Harlow in Gianni Versace Dress, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1995
Shalom Harlow in Gianni Versace Dress, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1995
Linda Evangelista in Gianni Versace Jacket, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1990

Linda Evangelista in Gianni Versace Jacket, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue, 1990

Kate Moss for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Spring/Summer 2009 tag: Donatella
Kate Moss for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Spring/Summer 2009
Gemma Ward for Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2005 tag: Donatella
Gemma Ward for Versace Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2005
Madonna for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Spring/Summer 2005 tag: Donatella
Madonna for Versace, photographed by Mario Testino, Spring/Summer 2005
Saskia de Brauw for Versace, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Fall/Winter 2011 tag: Donatella
Saskia de Brauw for Versace, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Fall/Winter 2011
Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell for Gianni Versace, photographed by Irving Penn, Fall/Winter 1992
Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell for Gianni Versace, photographed by Irving Penn, Fall/Winter 1992
Christy Turlington in Gianni Versace Ensemble, photographed by Tyen, 1990
Christy Turlington in Gianni Versace Ensemble, photographed by Tyen, 1990
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