One of Europe’s most fashion-forward cities is internet hosting an enormous tribute to the life and works of design icon Gianni Versace.
In what the organisers describe as “the most spectacular exhibition ever” and “the largest exhibition of Gianni Versace‘s original craft ever seen,” numerous items of the enduring designer’s work have been introduced collectively on the Kronprinzenpalais on Berlin’s iconic Unter Den Linden for guests to admire. The exhibition is damaged down into themes, with one room devoted to black and gold designs, and others exhibiting garments worn by Madonna, Prince and the tailcoat worn by Sting on his marriage ceremony day. Many of his designs have been made well-known by supermodels like Linda Evangalista and Naomi Campbell all through the 1980s and 1990s.
Fans of the well-known clothier are handled to an eclectic assortment of clothes, equipment and home furnishings that captivated the world in Versace’s heyday, within the coronary heart of a metropolis he beloved. There is even a copy of his bed room from Versace’s well-known Miami-Mansion.
Speaking to Tagesspiegel, exhibition curator Sabina Albano stated: “Berlin is a place of innovation, Gianni Versace goes well with this city, because it was always ahead of its time. He was bold, a visionary.” Collector Antonio Caravano added: “We both felt the need to remember him now, twenty years after Gianni Versace’s death.”
Exhibiting this magnificent assortment in Germany appears notably pertinent as Gianni’s first ever vogue present was held in 1978 within the small metropolis of Lippstadt. The exhibition begins as TV followers eagerly await the brand new collection of American Crime Story, which is able to concentrate on the 1997 homicide of the designer on the steps of his home in Miami.
Tickets for the exhibition which runs till April can be found on Eventbrite.
Words: Ryan Barrell