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Gianni Versace

Biography

Flamboyant designer who founded the worldwide brand Versace. He analyzed structures until he was 26. He was murdered before his Miami mansion after acquiring his daily morning hours stroll to obtain coffee on Sea Travel. He was along with his partner Antonio D’Amico from 1982 until his loss of life in 1997. He was close friends numerous amazing celebrities, including Madonna.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth December 2, 1946
Died July 15, 1997, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Place Of Birth Reggio Calabria, Italy
Profession Fashion Designer
Nationality Italian
Parents Antonio Versace, Francesca Versace
Siblings Donatella Versace, Santo Versace, Tina Versace
Partner Antonio D'Amico
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Fifteen years after his untimely death, Versace's lavish Miami Beach (FL) mansion was sold and converted into a 10-suite luxury boutique hotel called "The Villa".
2Uncle of brother Santo's two children, Francesca and Antonio Versace.
3Uncle of Allegra (b. 1986) and Daniel Versace (b. 1989).
4Brother of Santo Versace.
5Close friend of Elton John. At concerts on the anniversary of Versace's death, John has been known to dedicate the song "Candle in the Wind"--reportedly Versace's favorite of all of John's work--to his beloved friend.
6Is mentioned in Eminem's song Criminal on the Marshall Mathers LP.
7Brother of Donatella Versace.
8One of the world's top fashion designers.
9Elton John's album 'The Big Picture' from 1997 is dedicated to the loving memory of Gianni Versace.
10He was a friend of the singer Elton John.
11He is referred to in the Marillion song "Gazpacho" (from their 1995 album "Afraid of Sunlight").
12Born at 6:45am-CET
13Suspected murderer, serial killer Andrew Cunanan, was found dead of apparent suicide. [July 1997]


Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ballet for Life1997TV Movie
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces1995TV Special
Kika1993
A Fine Romance1992
Up to Date1989

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Leading Man1996clothes: supplier for Mr. Bon Jovi
Showgirls1995costume designer: Ms. Berkley's black dress
Vacanze di Natale '911991dresses: Ornella Muti

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elton John: Live in Barcelona1992Video documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alone: The Only Thing to Fear Is Yourself2016in memory of
Spice World1997the producers would like to thank
Cuernos de mujer1995thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Undressed: Fashion in the Twentieth Century1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Very Important Pennis1997TV SeriesHimself
Catwalk1995DocumentaryHimself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Killing Spree2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Kate! The Making of an Icon2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Final 242007TV Series documentaryHimself
City Confidential2003TV Series documentaryHimself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - #91 Gianni Versace Murdered
Fashion Victim: The Killing of Gianni Versace2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sagas1999TV SeriesHimself
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHimself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir1997TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest CostumesJudge Dredd (1995)· Emma Porteous


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#Quote
1I am a typical Italian; I love the clan. But I don't think about getting married.
2Designing came to me. I didn't have to move.
3I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom.
4Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they're doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real.
5I want always to be positive.
6My dream was always to be a composer, but fashion came very easily.
7I really want to make clothes that are feminine and help women look beautiful.
8I don't license everywhere. I take care of my name.
9Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes.
10I liked women as a shape to dress.
11Women are more sure of themselves today. They don't have to emulate the way men dress.
12I want to be a designer for my time.
13I'm a little like Marco Polo, going around and mixing cultures.
14I want to be the joy to people through my work.
15I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast... We have to change.
16For me, the summer will be pure gray - mother-of-pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink.
17I think it's the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers.
18I never fall down. I always fight.
19I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.
20I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future.
21It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better.
22That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.
23In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.


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