I’ve talked about a lot of different fashion houses since I started my blog, but I have a special place in my heart from Versace. Sure the Migos song is terrible (and a terrible tribute if you ask me), but the brand itself is something else. It might not look like my style, but I’m always in awe of each collection, and think Donatella has done an amazing job in carrying on her late brother Gianni’s legacy. My favourite show recently was the Spring/Summer show in 2018, which was a better tribute to the talented founder himself, 20 years following his death.
In a breathtaking finale, the five original supermodels Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen, came out to a song Gianni had them come out to in his fall/winter show 1991 (shown in the image at the top) – George Michael’s ‘Freedom 90’. The models were wearing iconic gold dresses, and closed the show with Donatella herself. The whole moment summed up the whole show – full of tributes to Gianni Versace and the path he paved.
There were lots of prints taken from Versace’s 1991-95 shows, but plenty of references to the early 90’s and Gianni’s unapologetic approach to fashion. He was never afraid to go bold, and cast models that stood out as much as his clothes (often being dubbed the creator of supermodels). I love his approach to fashion, and think the brand has continued to be just as powerful under Donatella’s control, this collection being the pinnacle of what Versace stands for. Below are some of my favourite looks from the collection.
For as many as bold, over the top, iconic Versace pieces there were, Donatella also included plenty of understated pieces too – something Gianni was equally as good at.
This collection just sums up everything I love about Versace, from the instantly recognisable pieces, to the more elegant ones. There’s a reason it’s one of my favourite brands, and I can only be in awe of Donatella and everything she achieved after following in her brother’s footsteps.
Until next time,
Images sourced from Grazia and Vogue