A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history of Versace, the globally renowned Italian fashion brand. VERSACE holds its place firmly in the fashion world as a legendary and iconic luxury brand.
Taking over the artistic direction of the family-run fashion house in 1997, after the tragic loss of her brother Gianni, the enigmatic and alluring Donatella Versace has since catapulted the brand into the future. This richly illustrated tome chronicles Donatella’s interpretation of Versace in the twenty-first century and her remarkable work as the curator and face of Versace.
VERSACE includes exclusive contemporary and archival imagery from runway and backstage shots to intimate scenes at the Versace atelier, with accompanying original essays penned by fashion’s most authoritative voices. Featuring photography by Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel, and Mario Testino among many others; images of Versace fashions modeled by the original "supers," such as Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista; and red-carpet coverage of Hollywood’s elite wearing dazzling Versace couture, this volume delivers the magnetic vibrancy, supreme luxury, and charm that define Versace.
About the authors: Donatella Versace is the artistic director and vice president of Gianni Versace SpA. Maria Luisa Frisa is a professor at IUAV University of Venice, respected critic, and fashion curator. Stefano Tonchi is the editor-in-chief of W magazine. Tim Blanks is the editor-at-large for the Business of Fashion. Ingrid Sischy was a revered writer, critic, and international editor for Vanity Fair and Vogue.
Credit for the book must read: © VERSACE by Donatella Versace with Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi, Rizzoli New York, 2016. Images, which may not be reproduced in any way without written permission from the publisher, are available to accompany your coverage, and are to be credited on a case by case basis.
Written by Donatella Versace with Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi
Contribution by Tim Blanks, Ingrid Sischy and others
Hardcover / 10.5” x 13.5” / 336 pages / 250 color and B&W photographs
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4607-8 / Rizzoli New Yorkdate