Gianni Versace

(1946–1997)

Versace is known for his glamorus styles and dresses.

Gianni Versace became one of the tops fashion designers of the 1980s and '90s. He launched his first clothing line in Milan, Italy, in 1978. In 1989, Versace debuted his first couture collection.
Versace was known for using innovative materials such as aluminum mesh or cutting-edge techniques like "neo-couture" laser technology to fuse leather and rubber. He was most famous for a black dress that was held together on the sides with gold safety pins, worn by Elizabeth Hurley.(19994) Some of his most imaginative creations could be found in theaters, In 1987, Versace was awarded with theater's Maschera D'Argento prize.
Versace was only 50 years old when he was gunned down outside his South Beach home in Miami, Florida, on July 15, 1997. After his death, his sister took over the company.
In less than 10 years, he built an empire worth $807 million.
"Gianni Versace" Spring Summer 1992 Milan 1 of 3 Pret a Porter Woman by FashionChannel