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16-07-2005
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very genius. the originator of the sexy italian vixen look remember it on Linda and Naomi! Theres this book i was lookin at recently a collabo btn Versdace and some legendary photographer cant remember his name
are you talkin about "south beach stories" photographed by Bruce Weber for Gianni Versace in 1993?

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Gianni was at his best in the late 70s -early 80s , before he went overboard for GLITZ , in competition with Armani's strict minimalism . :p

Ay Genny , Byblos , Callaghan , etc , before he started his own line proper , he had a new essence of colour , cut and flair that began the entry of Italy into the lead in RTW ( after it had been started by Walter Albini , another Italian genius ) , taking over from the French , who up till then held sway .

A REAL tribute to him for those BEAUTIFUL BUTTER SOFT LEATHERS that he did for RUFFO when he started out . Collectors items now , I should imagine .

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2 days ago i went to the versace store, and the salesgirl said me that the day before (15 july) were held a religious mass in milan for his 'anniversary'.
donatella does it every single year.
poor woman, only she knows how she suffered, i wish her all the best

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she did it every single month, the 15th, at San Paolo Cathedral in Via Manzoni...right now i don't know if she does it ones a month or every year.

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i said EVERY YEAR

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Gianni Versace
Im posting this because i am intrigued by him. I would like to learn more about him. Please post pictures of his collections or work, pre Donnatella. I know he was reknown for recasting and cancelling girls, as he did repeatedly with Linda, Kate and even his "muse" Noami. I wonder why. If he was alive the house of Versace would be a real force to be reckoned with. Miss Donatella has done a commendable job but in the long term, is taking Versace to the dogs.

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he created the supermodel phenomenon by using magazine models on his ruways rather than unknown catwalks ones (i guess at that time it used to be a difference between them), he was born in reggio, calabria and used to spend time at her moms atelier, she was a dress maker aswell, he liked to travel with her to Paris to buy fabrics and learn the craft by watching, he had two sisters and one brother, donatella, 10 years jounger that him, santo, older, and another one, who´s name i forgot but dyed before donatella was even born if in not mystaked. Gianni always felt atraction or curiosity for prostitutes that used to see on the stretts, he liked their colorful, flashy clothing and that obviously had a huge impact in his designs later because as far as i know he was one of the first designers stablishing sex in a literal way on the catwalk and the first one to start working with famous music related artist, although he was very quiet and didn´t liked to party at all, unlike his sister Donatella who by the time Gianni met Elthon John she had already been with him in soirés five times before, he also felt that money was made to be spent and there fore liked to live his life filled with luxury and make huge gifts to friends and one time made santo break all of his credit cards.

he worked in genny and callahan before stablishing his own house and by that time he called his sister, who quited college to asist him in all the design part and even gave her the secondary line, versus, to design by her own....., Gianni was also one of the first designers mixing and making innovation with materials, using plastic, metal mesh, inserting lace into leather, barroque prints ( a huge signature for the house) and also worked with the ballet making them costumes for both women and men.
He was in love of Miami and always refused to be accompanied by bodyguards, he was very kind and supprted aids causes constantly, he had a boyfriend called Antonio who ventured in the design world unsucessfully after he was murdered.


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of course there is a world of more information about him on the web, you could start by visiting www.versace.com on the biography section or http://www.designerhistory.com/histo...delsframe.html

his last haute couture collection, for fall winter 1997, was one of my favourites, it was very sharp, with exagerated shoulder pads and golden tones with crystal crosses, leathers and some japanesse influences, unfortunatelly i have no pictures available at this moments but this dress: is a remake using the design from one of
the dresses showed on that Atelier collection.

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wow thanks j'ador dior, i knew a bit about him but this was really intersting thanks for posting

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^my pleasure

here are a few images from his last Atelier collection, presented july the 24th on the Ritz, i´m having a hard time posting them but i will keep on trying.
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Wow, beautiful, Gianni is legendary and groundbreaking, it is an unfortunate loss to the fashion industry indeed. Thanks so much J'adore dior, i needed to be more informed of his work, mwah and karma for you!

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If it's not too rude to ask, how did he die? and did he mean to pass the house down to Donatella? or did she simply feel she should carry on the work of her brother?

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If it's not too rude to ask, how did he die? and did he mean to pass the house down to Donatella? or did she simply feel she should carry on the work of her brother?
he was shoot outside his mansion in Miami aparently by a guy called Andrew Cunnanan, who suicided after and there for all of the murder investigations where closed.
He left his 50% of the bussines (other 50 were shared by his brothers, 20% Donatella, 30% Santo) to Donatella´s daughter Allegra, who turned 18 last year, Donatella taking the design control of the house seemed rather obvious because she was already designing Versus by her own and he asisted Gianni through all the collections since the begining, she was his right hand so who better to do it.

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He wasn't a political character, but a genius fashion designer, why that guy shot him is beyond me!? But Gianni I hope you rest in peace

[edit] so now Donatella's daughter's turned 18 and she owns the majority of the company, will she become the designer, or will Donatella carry on taking the fashion world by storm?

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