A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history
of Versace, the globally renowned Italian fashion brand. VERSACE holds
its place firmly in the fashion world as a legendary and iconic luxury brand.
Taking over the artistic direction of the
family-run fashion house in 1997, after the tragic loss of her brother Gianni, the
enigmatic and alluring Donatella Versace has since catapulted the brand into
the future. This richly illustrated tome chronicles Donatella’s interpretation
of Versace in the twenty-first century and her remarkable work as the curator
and face of Versace.
VERSACE includes exclusive contemporary and archival imagery from runway and backstage shots to intimate scenes at the Versace atelier, with accompanying original essays penned by fashion’s most authoritative voices. Featuring photography by Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel, and Mario Testino among many others; images of Versace fashions modeled by the original "supers," such as Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista; and red-carpet coverage of Hollywood’s elite wearing dazzling Versace couture, this volume delivers the magnetic vibrancy, supreme luxury, and charm that define Versace.
About the authors: Donatella Versace is the artistic director and vice president of Gianni Versace SpA. Maria Luisa Frisa is a professor at IUAV University of Venice, respected critic, and fashion curator. Stefano Tonchi is the editor-in-chief of W magazine. Tim Blanks is the editor-at-large for the Business of Fashion. Ingrid Sischy was a revered writer, critic, and international editor for Vanity Fair and Vogue.