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Sunday, March 28, 2010


Gianni Versace was born in Italy on the 2nd of December, 1946. He grew up with his older brother (named Santo), his younger sister (Donatella, current creative designer of Versace and the woman who made Versace a household name)

Versace began his apprenticehip at a young age, helping his mother make dresses. He studied architechture before moving to Milan at the age of 26 to study fashion design.

In the 70's Versace was hired by Complice to design their leather and suede collections. A few years afterwards, enjoying success, he released his first collection for women at the Palazzo della Permanente Art Museum in Milan. That September he followed with his first ever menswear collection. He opened his first botique in Milan's Via della Spiga in 1978.

Gianni met his partner Antonio D'Amico, a model, in 1982. The couple embarked on a relationship for the next 15 years.

On the 15th of July, 1997, the world shook at the news that 50 year old Gianni had been shot on the steps of his Miami beach mansion. He was murdered by Andrew Cunanan, who used the same gun to take his own life several days later on a boat. Versace's body was cremated with the ashes being returned to the family estate in Italy.

It was announced that Santo Versace, and Jorge Saud would become the CEOs of Gianni Versace S.P.A, with Donatella becoming the head of design

Gianni left 50% of his now empire-sized company to his niece Allegra Versace. Allegra inherited this stake, worth around half a billion dollars, when she turned 18 in 2004. She has the final say in the Versace clothing line

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