A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history of the glamorous, world-renowned, and family-run Italian fashion house Versace. Versace, a name that epitomizes decadent glamour, bold sexiness, and a mythical flair for the extravagant, holds its place firmly in the fashion world as a legendary and iconic luxury brand. From its beginnings in the 1970s under the helm of fashion s creative genius Gianni Versace, to its current status as a celebrity go-to brand led by his flamboyant sister Donatella Versace, this comprehensive volume chronicles the illustrious trajectory of the House of Versace.
Through exclusive new essays and never-before-published photographs, this captivating and personal album reveals the family-style inner workings of Versace and the deeply close relationships the luxury brand has sustained with its atelier, celebrity, and fashion families. Featuring private images from the Versace family archives; photographs by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Steven Meisel, among others; Versace runway images; and red-carpet coverage of such Hollywood elites as Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, and Lady Gaga wearing Versace gowns, this glamorous album illustrates the magnetic vibrancy, supreme luxury, and deep familial ties that define the Versace family and their fashion house. This is truly an essential volume for those fascinated by fashion, style, and celebrity culture