Gianni Versace

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Gianni's Life

  • He was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy on December 2, 1946

  • His mother was a dressmaker, and he later studied architecture

  • Gianni Versace married Antonio D’Amico in 1982

  • Gianni moved to Milan where he began his career in freelance designing. He worked for several Italian ateliers, including Genny, Complice, and Callaghan, some of the most successful fashion labels in Italy.

  • Gianni Versace was murdered on July 15, 1997.

Gianni's Best Years

Gianni Versace is famous for being the founder of the Versace Line and a very talented freelance designer. He influenced the 80s and 90s. His clothes are considered a part of the Bridge pricing range.

Gianni's Style

Gianni Versace was a very creative freelance designer. He took materials and created art in the form of fashion. He was innovative and thought about fashion differently than most. He used fabrics that other designers never thought about using, like aluminum mesh. Versace was one of the first designers to use “neo-couture” laser technology and he incorporated leather into the world of couture.