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Versace

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Versace

Italian fashion company and trade name founded by Gianni Versace in 1978 add

Category: Business (19)

Founded in 1978.

Countries: United States (27%), Italy (15%), France (14%)

Main connections: Gianni Versace, Versus (Versace), Gucci

Linked to: Private company, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom

 

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1978

The first Versace boutique was opened in Milan's Via della Spiga in 1978, and its popularity was immediate add something


1980

Versus (Versace) - After the success of Gianni Versace SpA in the early and mid 1980s, the company's founder Gianni Versace created the house's first diffusion line, Versus, as a gift to Donatella, his sister, muse and vice-president of the company

 

Titi Kwan - Wong's first outfit was a Versace dress and flip-flops, whose modernity came as a surprise to many of her fans who were used to conservative, late 1980s styles


1984

In 1984, the Ford Motor Company offered the Versace edition Lincoln Mark VII. It continued into 1985 but was discontinued after that add something


1986

Tania Harcourt-Cooze - She was spotted by Sarah Doukas, who dispatched her in 1986 to model for Armani and Versace in Italy, and she became a muse for Helmut Newton


1989

Versus (Versace) - Created for those who want to evolve their own individual style, Gianni Versace introduced Versus in 1989 describing it as, "Versus was born with an innate creative approach, with a strong focus on innovation, flair and the unconventional

 

Versus (Versace) - It began in 1989 as the first of many diffusion lines by the house, a gift by the founder Gianni Versace to his sister, Donatella Versace


1990

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Lil' Kim appeared prominently in fashion shows and editorial advertisements for the brand add something

 

Courtney Love - In the later 1990s, surrounding the release of Hole's "Celebrity Skin" and Love's budding film career, she embraced a more polished and glamorous look, becoming involved in high fashion and modeling for Versace advertisements in April 1998

 

Rapping - Materialism has been a popular topic in hip-hop since at least the early 1990s, with rappers boasting about their own wealth and possessions, and name-dropping specific brands: liquor brands Cristal and Rémy Martin, car manufacturers Bentley and Mercedes-Benz and clothing brands Gucci and Versace have all been popular subjects for rappers


1994

Gianni Versace and Frank Muller launched the first Versace watch collection line in 1994 add something

 

In 1994, the brand became a household name after the widespread coverage of the Black Versace dress of Elizabeth Hurley add something


1996

Michael Jackson requested Gianni Versace design the outfits for his HIStory world tour in 1996 add something


1997

Versus (Versace) - Since his death in 1997, she has become the creative director of the house's main line Gianni Versace couture and other surviving diffusion lines

 

Gianni Versace was killed by Andrew Cunanan on July 15, 1997 add something


1998

Naomi Campbell - She supports the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, for which she organised a benefit Versace fashion show in 1998


1999

Carmen Kass - Her career was launched by Anna Wintour and by 1999, Kass was walking the runway for designers such as Shiatzy Chen, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Dolce & Gabbana, and posing in advertisements for designers and brands like Calvin Klein, Chanel, Gucci, Donna Karan, Dsquared2, Versace, &Givenchy, Fendi, Max Mara, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, and even General Motors

 

Paragon (diamond) - The necklace has associations with the end of the millennium and was worn by supermodel Naomi Campbell at a prestigious diamond gala held by De Beers and Versace at Syon House in 1999


2000

The lavish Palazzo Versace Australia opened in 2000, followed by the construction of a second Palazzo Versace in Dubai add something

 

Jane Carr (fashion designer) - After winning the International Wool Secretariat prize in 2000, she was hired by Donnatella & Versace to work as the Head of Prints at Fashion House Versace for 4 years

 

Jennifer Lopez - Lopez's most memorable Fashion moment in her career was the Green Versace "Jungle Dress" that she wore at the 42nd Grammy Awards In 2000.

 

Her revealing green chiffon dress at the 42nd Grammy Awards ceremony on February 23, 2000 became one of the most widely publicised and talked-about red carpet dresses of the decade add something

 

The hotel, which opened in September 2000 on Australia's Gold Coast, is the first to be branded by an international luxury goods company add something


2001

After the corporate crisis of 2001-2002, in 2003 Fabio Massimo Cacciatori started the restoration add something


2002

Milla Jovovich - In an article published in 2002, she was said to be Miuccia Prada's muse and in an article published in 2003, Harpers & Queen magazine claimed Jovovich was Gianni Versace's "favourite supermodel".


2003

Domenico Dolce - By 2003, the company sold more products in Italy than Armani, Gucci, Prada, and Versace

 

Stefano Gabbana - By 2003, the company sold more products in Italy than Armani, Gucci, Prada, and Versace

 

Christina Aguilera - In 2003, she became the muse and inspiration for Donatella Versace's 2003 fall line.

 

Bergdorf Goodman - In 2003, the store introduced new boutiques for Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent


2004

Donatella's daughter Allegra Versace owns 50 percent of the company since 2004 as wished by Gianni in his last will add something

 

Morgane Dubled - Since her first catwalk season in 2004, she has become a popular runway model, walking for the likes of Armani, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Gucci, Hermès, Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Lacoste, Lanvin, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Versace, and Viktor & Rolf


2005

In 2005, Knowles wore a black silk velvet strapless Siren gown by Versace to the Academy Awards which has been citied by many as one of her most "Sexiest" red carpet appearances add something

 

This was due to a drop in operating losses from £62m to £4m for 2005, based on sales for the House during the prior 12 months add something

 

Timex Group bought the license in 2005 but the Versace watch line is still produced and operated from Switzerland by Vertime SA. add something


2006

Versace used the models Carolyn Murphy, Milla Jovovich, Angela Lindvall, Daria Werbowy, Christy Turlington, Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss to front the Fall/Winter 2006/7 campaign, and used actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the face for the men's campaign add something

 

In May 2006, it was reported in WWD that Versace chief executive Giancarlo Di Risio said Versace Group would consider an IPO on the stock market by next year, ahead of a proposed schedule add something


2007

In 2007, Knowles wore a one of a kind sparkling silver Versace dress during her 2007 world tour, The Beyoncé Experience add something

 

Catherine McNeil - And was featured in the Versace campaign alongside Kate Moss in February 2007 she opens the fall Alexander McQueen, Alessandro Dellacqua, Givenchy, and Missoni shows in Paris and Milan and closes the fall Gucci show in Milan

 

Alexandre Plokhov - In March 2007 Plokhov was hired as the Head Designer for Gianni Versace Uomo in Milan, Italy


2008

The 2008 Spring/Summer campaign featured Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey as the face of its men's line and Gisele Bündchen for the women's line add something

 

The Versace Sport line was stopped in 2008 due to counterfacting, which damaged the Versace group image add something

 

Mariacarla Boscono - As of 2008, she is the sole face of Emilio Pucci, Hermès, John Galliano and Moschino ad campaigns and walked for brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Christian Dior, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and Jean Paul Gaultier


2009

Other notable appearances, Knowles has made in Versace include a Super tight silver gown to the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards, A diamond encrusted figure hugging grown to the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards and a leather mini Atelier Versace dress with a metallic enriched bustier which she wore during her performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards add something

 

Bernini (fashion) - As of 2009, Bernini operated a number of shops in Las Vegas, including a Bernini and "the fancy men's clothing store" Bernini Collections at Caesars Palace Forum shops, a Bernini Couture at Caesars Palace Appian Way shops, and The Bernini Collezioni at the MGM Grand, which sells items from other companies including Brioni, Canali, Versace, &Hugo_Boss, and Zegna

 

Lancia Ypsilon - Since 2009, limited edition of just 1,000, is on sale the Ypsilon Versus, realized with a young brand in the Versace line, with Bronzino Bronze body, interior, and sports pavilion dedicated and looking for the brownish 16 "

 

Versus (Versace) - Having acted as a consultant at Versace after Donatella acclaimed his MA collection for Central Saint Martins school of design, Donatella invited Scottish designer Christopher Kane to re-launch the line with her in February 2009 with a capsule collection of handbags, shoes and jewellery

 

Versus (Versace) - In 2009 Donatella Versace began a stylistic collaboration with Young English designer Christopher Kane, marking the re-launch of the brand in February 2009 with a special capsule of accessories, distributed through selected multibrand stores

 

In July 2009 Giangiacomo Ferraris, from Jil Sander Group, was appointed the new CEO. add something


2010

In 2010 Versace unveiled the first Versace mobile phone, the Versace unique, the first ever 'luxury' multi-media, sapphire-crystal touch screen mobile phone add something

 

On June 25, 2010, Versace announced the launch of Damac Towers interior design by Versace Home in downtown Beirut add something


2011

In her 'The Edge of Glory' music video, she is adorned in Gianni Versace's final collection and in 2011 promised to wear only Versace for 2 months add something

 

Saskia de Brauw - De Brauw featured alongside Mariacarla Boscono and Daphne Groeneveld in the Spring/Summer 2011 Givenchy campaign, in the Fall/Winter 2011 Versace campaign, in MaxMara and Chanel's Spring/Summer 2012 and Fall/Winter 2012 campaigns, as well as the Fall/Winter Loewe campaign, whilst featuring in the Fendi, Prada, Giorgio Armani and Lanvin Spring 2013 campaigns

 

Alexandre Plokhov - He created designs for the Cloak and Versace labels before creating his own brand in 2011

 

Minajesty (perfume) - Minaj has been invited to perform at fashion events; Donatella & Versace invited her to perform with Prince for the introduction of a Versace collection for H&M, and she performed "Super Bass" at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

 

Minajesty - Minaj has been invited to perform at fashion events; Donatella & Versace invited her to perform with Prince for the introduction of a Versace collection for H&M, and she performed "Super Bass" at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

 

Lindsey Wixson - Wixson started off the spring/summer 2011 season in campaigns for Mulberry, Barney's, Alexander McQueen, Jill Stuart, Jill Stuart's "Night Jewels" Fragrance, Jill Stuart "Beauty", and Versace "Vanitas" Fragrance

 

H&M - In June 2011, H&M announced a collaboration plan with Versace, that was released on November 19


2012

Versus (Versace) - After the departure of Christopher Kane for Versus in 2012, it was announced that young Irish designer J.W. Anderson is set to collaborate with Versace's sister line Versus


2013

Another Palazzo Versace is currently under development in Dubai, scheduled to open in late 2013 add something

 

Gianni Versace - Versace was portrayed by actor Enrico Colantoni in the 2013 Lifetime movie "House of Versace"

 

Brassiere - The Fall 2013 Couture collection introduced by Versace prominently featured fashions that were open in the front, revealing underwire bras

 

Bra - The Fall 2013 Couture collection introduced by Versace prominently featured fashions that were open in the front, revealing underwire bras

 

Naomi Campbell - In June 2013 Campbell walked for Versace for the first time in 14 years

 

As of August 2013, 82 boutiques operate throughout the world, and the first boutique that was opened outside of Italy was in Glasgow, Scotland in 1991: add something

 

Versus (Versace) - In December 2013, Versace announced that Anthony Vaccarello will create a capsule collection for Versus


2014

Lady Gaga was announced as the face of Versace 2014, reaching to fashion heights add something

 

Lindsey Wixson - During the 2014 Paris Fashion Week, she modelled for Elie Saab and Atelier Versace, and for the Chanel Haute Couture show too in Salzburg

 

Blackstone Group - In February 2014, it was announced that Blackstone had ageed to purchase a 20 percent stake in the Italian luxury brand Versace for 150 million euros

 

Abbey Lee Kershaw - In August 2014 Models.com moved Abbey to the "Industry Icon" list considering her still going presence in fashion with big fragrances contracts as "Flora By Gucci" and Versace's "Yellow Diamond", although she has been absent from runways and editorial to film "Mad Max" and "Gods of Egypt


2015

In 2015, Donatella Versace was featured in Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy campaign add something

 

In 2015, Versace collaborated with dancer Lil Buck to release a line of sneakers add something

 

The second Palazzo, the Palazzo Versace Dubai, was completed in December of 2015 and is located in the Persian Gulf add something

 

Versace partnered with the Mind Group firm in China in 2015 add something

 

Lindsey Wixson - In 2015, Wixson appeared in campaigns for Chanel, Versace, &Urban_Outfitters, H&M and Fendi

 

Madonna (entertainer) - In December," The New York Times" reported that Madonna had been cast as the face of Versace for their Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

 

The second Palazzo, the Palazzo Versace Dubai, was completed in December 2015 and is located in the Persian Gulf add something


2016

In 2016, Versace partnered with General Motors to create some of the most appealing leather seats add something

 

Versus (Versace) - Exits Versus Versace in 2016 to become Creative Director for Saint Laurent

 

Natasha Poly - Poly was part of the Versace Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign shot by photographer Steven Klein

 

Kendall Jenner - The Jenner sisters made their Met Gala socialite debut as a team on May 2, 2016, with Kendall's Atelier Versace dress prompting an appreciative Tweet from the Museum's social account

 

Roberto Cavalli (company) - Named CEO in July 2016, former Versace head Gian Giacomo Ferraris started a reorganization plan aimed at rationalizing production, logistics and retail cost operations in the midst of a turnaround effort for the company

 

Roberto Cavalli (company) - Named CEO in July 2016, former Versace head Gian Giacomo Ferraris started a reorganization plan aimed at rationalizing production, logistics and retail cost operations in the midst of a turnaround effort for the company


2017

Hana Soukupova - Soukupova returned to the runway for the first time opening the Versace Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear fashion show in Milan

 

Amber Valletta - Valletta continues to work as a fashion model, most recently closing the Versace Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion show

 

Carla Bruni - In September 2017, Bruni, along with models Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen and Cindy Crawford, closed the Versace spring/summer 2018 fashion show, which was an homage to the late Gianni Versace

 

Helena Christensen - In September 2017, Christensen, along with models Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni and Cindy Crawford, closed the Versace spring/summer 2018 fashion show, which was an homage to the late Gianni Versace

 

Cindy Crawford - In September 2017, Crawford, along with models Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni, closed the Versace spring/summer 2018 fashion show, which was an homage to the late Gianni Versace


2018

The company announced in 2018 that it would stop using fur in its collections add something

 

Michael Kors (brand) - In September 2018 MKH Ltd announced a deal to take over Versace

 

Emily Ratajkowski - On September 21, 2018 Ratajkowski walked the Milan Fashion Week runway for Versace

 

On September 24, 2018 Michael Kors announced that it offered a deal to buy Versace for 2 billion euros add something


2019

Versace Men's Fall 2019 collection featured several items with the logo of Ford Motor Company add something

 

In January 2019, Gianni Versace S.r add something