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The Versace SS18 Collection – A tribute to Gianni

Twenty years after his death, Donatella paid tribute to her brother Gianni Versace with a breathtaking fashion show. The 2018 Spring/Summer collection presented at Milan Fashion Week last week was an amazing celebration of 12 classic prints Gianni created between 1991 and 1997. Some of these are: the “Warhol” (primary-colored Marilyn Monroe and James Dean portraits), the animalière (leopard), the trésor de la mer (starfish and seashells), and the baroque (ornate gold embroidery). The prints might be her brother’s but the silhouettes designed  by her were recreated to indulge her own signature characteristics: very modern, more ready-to-wear than haute couture, sharper shoulders, less skin showing.

Oh by the way, Donatella Versace, at age 62, has in fact been creative director of the fashion house a year longer than Gianni himself.

“The difference between my brother and me is I also love women and think clothes are a good weapon to show ‘here I am, look at me,’ ” she said in an interview for the New York Times, “But for me, it’s not ‘look at me, I am so gorgeous,’ but ‘look at me, I have something to say.’

Above all this, the 90’s supermodels, Gianni’s muses  – Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell and Carla Bruni – were all invited to walk the runway at the finale of the show. What an iconic moment! Have a look at some of my favorites from the collection!