Gianni Versace

Italian Couturier
Born Dec 2, 1946

Gianni Versace was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Gianni Versace S.p.A. , an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, makeup and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films, and was a friend of Madonna, Elton John, Cher, Sting, and Diana, Princess of Wales among many others. Openly gay, Versace and his partner Antonio D'Amico were regulars on the international party scene.… Read More

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1946 Birth Gianni Maria Versace was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, on 2 December 1946, where he grew up with his elder brother Santo and younger sister Donatella, along with their father and dressmaker mother, Francesca. … Read More


1973 26 Years Old In 1973 he became the designer of "Byblos", a successful Genny's youthful line, and in 1977 he designed another more experimental line for Genny, "Complice". … Read More


1982 35 Years Old Versace met his partner Antonio D'Amico, a model, in 1982. … Read More


Versace was shot dead on 15 July 1997, aged 50, on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion as he returned from a morning walk on Ocean Drive. … Read More
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