Gianni Versace was a successful Italian fashion designer for accessories, fragrances, makeup, home furnishings and clothing.
To get his career going he produced costumes for theatre and film for years which offered his reputation a respectable one in the fashion industry.
In the 1970’s, Versace’s first signature work was for women displayed at the art Museum of Milan. His menswear followed soon after.
The Versace style grew and became popular across the world in 1978.
During the 80’s and 90’s Versace produced a wide collection of fashion which oozed sensuality and sexuality. Among others, he revived the cat suit, brought back the mini skirt, and tights worn as trousers. A collection of fine metallic dresses were introduced and had become his trademark in 1982.
Versace’s style is well known for the striking colours, materials and cuts. And also for his look of the young, aggressive and sexy clothing which evolved to the point of vulgarity; skin tight with low cuts and high slits on the skirts.
In 1982-83, he won the first of a series of awards for the Best Fashion Designer which included winter/fall collection for women. And his famous metal garments.
His ‘Home Signature’ work was launched in 1993. His collection included silverware, carpets, quilts, and cushions.