Versace is a world famous premium Italian brand that deals in couture, sportswear, jewellery, jeans and other fashion accessories. It was founded by Gianni Versace in 1978. The first store opened in 1978 in Milan. Today, Versace has 82 boutiques around the globe; its first boutique was opened in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1991. Its products range from watches, bags, sunglasses, perfumes and jeans; you name it and you have it!
When it comes to making a style statement, Versace is the brand. It was in the year 1994 when Hugh Grant’s then girlfriend, Elizabeth Hurley, wore a black dress to the premiere of his movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, and took the world by storm, with just the help of that dress. Wonder how? Take a look at that dress.
This dress, which later came to be known by the paparazzi as ‘that dress’ is considered to be one of the best works and is hugely held responsible for kick-starting Elizabeth Hurley’s career. Gianni Versace later revealed that the dress was a result of something that developed from one of his saree development projects, and was a mix of this and neo-punk fashion.
This is the ‘that dress’ by Gianni Versace that kick started Liz Hurley’s career. The cuts at the torso are styled using bold and big gold safety pins.
Assassination and Later
In 1997, the company suffered a huge blow when Gianni Versace was murdered by a serial killer named Andrew Cunanan. After that, his sister, Donatella Versace, the then vice-president, stepped into his shoes as the new creative director of the company.
Versace has always been surrounded by high profile celebrities. Lady Gaga, its current celebrity face arrived at this year’s Atelier Versace fashion week in a haut hooded black couture gown. But she was not alone; she was accompanied by, what appeared to all, her twin sister, which really was Donatella Versace dressed in a black dress with skyscraper heals. While Lady Gaga was adorned with curled silky locks, Donatella’s hair fell straight over her shoulders.
Let’s look at some handpicked Collection from Versace
This leather shoulder bag is a made of pure black leather and adorned with a Medusa head- Versace’s house symbol since 1978. The leather bag with the chunky gold chain shoulder strap will suit best with a pretty LBD or a black evening gown.
A classic leather belt watch adorned with a gold dial looks good with a silk black top and a pair of well-fitted denims.
This collection swim wear from this brand is the perfect reason for letting your hair down this summer and enjoy the waters.
This gown looks good with a Roland Mouret purse.
This dress is part of Beyoncé’s Tour Costumes collection.
A part of Women’s Accessories of 2011 Fall-Winter segment.
This is straight out for H&M collection – a leather black dress with gold studs.
From the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, is a rich red leather bags.