VERSACE S/S 2018 - A MOVING TRIBUTE TO GIANNI
FIVE SUPERMODELS FÊTE A SUPER DESIGNER
Two decades after her brother Gianni Versace’s death in 1997, Donatella Versace payed tribute to his creative genius and iconoclastic vision with a moving show and big-bang finale.
His superb artistry and virtuosity defined a new idea of sexy glamour and in-your-face flash, infused with a rock'n'roll attitude, and other still-relevant elements. First and foremost, his elaborate and upbeat signature prints that forged the house’s imagery. For spring, Donatella culled the archives and reworked his most famous designs - “Baroque”, “Vogue”, “My Friend Elton”, “Warhol”, among others.
The finale created a real emotional moment, complete with a standing ovation. As a soft female voice announced, “Gianni this is for you,” five of his favorite Supermodels that go by their first names - Naomi, Claudia, Cindy, Carla and Helena - closed the show clad in the lamé dresses that Versace made famous.
Designers including Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Anthony Vaccarello also took in the scene, personally invited by Donatella.
Gianni’s genius lives on and always will.