Gianni Versace

Today would've marked Gianni Versace's 65th Birthday!  I think that deserves a celebration of his life and legend in the fashion industry...

✯ Gianni Versace was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy on Dec. 2, 1946.
✯ An Italian fashion designer and founder of the Italian fashion label VERSACE... the first Versace boutique opened in Milan in 1978.
✯ He studied architecture before moving to Milan at the age of 26 to work in fashion design.
✯ The Versace brand became a true household name in 1994 after the widespread coverage of the black safety pin Versace dress Elizabeth Hurley wore to a premiere.
Elizabeth Hurley
✯ Gianni's influences were Andy Warhol, Ancient Roman, Greek art and modern abstract art.
✯ Versace's death was a tragedy...He was murdered on July 15, 1997 on the steps of his Miami Beach        mansion.  He was returning home from a walk to his local coffee shop when Andrew Cunanan shot him to death on his front steps.

AND NOW....for some VINTAGE Versace style (mostly amazing ads!!)...

And now for some Versace on Etsy...

Versace velvet mini dress from 

Blue Versace Heels from shopBEHOLDEN


Pink Versace from wildthingvintage

Yellow Versace Blazer from bOmode

Velvet Baroque Versace Purse from StatedStyle

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