The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is the talk of the town, and fans are now growing more curious about the late designer. He was an icon who created some of the most breathtaking pieces in fashion during his peak. Here are the Gianni Versace’s top 10 most iconic pieces.
Donatella Versace still misses her brother everyday, and in his honor, she put on a fashion show with five of his favorite muses as showstoppers. In 2017, the world witnessed Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Carla Bruni on the runway to mark the 20th anniversary of Gianni Versace’s murder. They wore some of his most recognizable pieces, and we have some of his best designs, right here!
#10. The Tropical Dress
When Jennifer Lopez wore this low-cut, saucy number, the world went crazy over it! Not only did she drop jaws with the hella-sexy gown, but she also reminded us of Gianni Versace’s beautiful mind.
Designed by Donatella Versace, Lopez showcased the dress during the 2000 Grammy Awards.
#9. The Baroque
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Gianni Versace was a designer who wasn’t afraid to be creative. His Baroque collection in 1992 is proof!
He went all-out with leopard prints and bold embellishments which, when paired together, gave him an identity. The prints and pop of gold were recently brought back by Donatella, who does her best to keep her brother’s memory alive in every collection.
#8. Trésor de la Mer
Gianni Versace added a lot of detailing in his early ’90s collection. The exquisite and intricate print with scenes of the ocean had people in awe!
#7. The Marilyn Monroe Dress
Another striking and memorable piece from the Versace trunk is the Andy Warhol Monroe dress! It was part of Versace’s unique print collection, and the piece is still showcased in hotel lobby’s and museums today.
Last December, Donatella brought the print back with supermodel, Irina Shayk wearing a shorter version of it. And, of course she paired it with matching thigh-high boots.
#6. The Bondage
Helena Christensen is known for wearing this little black piece, and the fashion industry saw a new, fierce look at the Versace label. Along with Christensen, Naomi Campbell also rocked the concept on the runway with a bold look.
#5. The Vogue Cover Dress
Vogue is every style aficionado’s go-to magazine for all things fashion. So, it was a smart move for Versace to give them a stylish shout-out!
The print belonged to the label’s 1991 color-pop collection. Not too long ago, Gigi Hadid was seen sporting the print in a whole new way.
#4. The Butterfly Effect
In 1995, Gianni Versace’s butterfly print dress was on the cover of Vogue. It was worn by Kristen McMenamy, who sported a pixie cut.
The same print was brought back on the runway—and the red carpet! Margot Robbie wore an updated version of it for the screening of Goodbye Christopher Robin.
#3. Mesmerizing Metallics
When metalic dresses were just hitting the runway, Versace had what everyone wanted. Today, from Kendall Jenner to Penelope Cruz, the style has crept back into the spotlight! Donatella even showcased the shiny gold numbers for her late brother’s tribute in 2017.
#2. Royal Purple
Princess Diana was one of the many who regularly wore Versace. Though she made many dresses iconic, nobody can forget this purple number she wore in 1996.
#1. The Safety Pin Dress
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Elizabeth Hurley walked out on to the red carpet in 1994 with her then-boyfriend, Hugh Grant and the world stood by drooling over her dress! The style proved to be timeless, with people still imitating and adding to it today.
The simple black number was adorned with enormous gold safety pins that looked like they held the dress together. The clever design and simplicity in elegance is likely why everyone was talking about it after Lady Gaga wore the same dress in 2012.