A Tribute To Gianni Versace

He was a rockstar in the fashion world and after his dramatic death in 1997, his sister Donatella assumed the throne of the company known universally as a symbol of all that is glamorous and decadent. Versace: a distillation of opulence, über-sexiness, fetish, and fun! This is a tribute to their world.

by Rebecca IvancevicFebruary 25, 2019, 4:36 PM

#1 Versace meets pop art

In the heyday of the 80s, Gianni Versace found inspiration in pop art, and the House of Versace still uses these references in details of their work today. Gianni’s iconic Pop Art style even influenced last year’s collection. Enjoy the color popping pieces below!

#2 Medusa

Growing up in the south of Italy, Gianni Versace was heavily influenced by the rich world of classical mythology common to the area. He chose the Greek figure of Medusa but not the monster of legend. Rather an embodiment of feminine strength and beauty able to make people fall hopelessly in love with her - the same impact Gianni wanted Versace to have on the world.

#3 Versace Barocco

Besides the face of Medusa, barocco ornamentation is probably the most recognizable pattern of Versace. Specifically, the famous Versace gold print: a unique and anachronistic mix of baroque and rococo gold leaf aesthetics with characteristic animal prints. Can’t get enough of patterns? Browse the collection below.

#4 Black’n’Gold Versace

Black and gold has always been a safe road to walk - as is leather - and in combining the two, the perfect day night look is achieved. Versace’s leather and gold emblems have been constant companions for years now, and it’s hard to imagine a wardrobe without them. Find that missing piece here!

#5 Live like Gianni

Gianni Versace’s Casa Casuarina was inspired by the general culture of extravagance, opulence, and luxury lifestyles in the 80s/90s Miami of the time. The proverb ‘my home is my castle’ was taken rather literally, with marble, gold and mosaic splashed around in an eclectic mixture of epochs and patterns - just like Gianni liked it.

#6 Versace Young

Versace is well-known for its luxurious original designs, and Young Versace offers its quintessential style with a youthful rock’n’roll twist. Introducing playful prints, dynamic colors, mixed patterns, the famous Medusa head logo, and a reinterpretation of the house’s iconic Barocco key motif. Dress them only in the best Darlings.

#7 Become Donatella

Heir to the Versace empire, Donatella is one of the most famous and polarizing figures in contemporary fashion - not just for her own dramatic transformation since taking over the House, but for being one of the most successful, driven and persuasive businesswomen in the world. Here’s a selection of her best styles.

#8 Versace Home

Today, the exclusive world of Versace knows no bounds. With its iconic patterns and signature opulence, the expansion of the fashion house into an interdisciplinary lifestyle brand was a glorious inevitability. It was impossible not to wonder, after all: if you could wear the party, why not sleep, eat and live it too?

#9 Versace Mens

Versace Menswear is a sleek blend of urban and athletic styles, each collection imbued with opulence and dripping with gilded embellishments. The men’s collection fuses baroque influences with fashion-forward design. 21st century Renaissance men may apply below.