Gianni Versace was an Italian fashion designer known for his daring fashions and glamorous lifestyle. He was born on December 2, 1946, in Reggio Calabria, Italy. His mother was a dressmaker, and Gianni grew up watching her work. After graduating from high school, he spent a short time at her shop before moving to Milan in 1972. In Milan, Versace worked for several Italian ateliers, including Genny, Complice, Mario Valentino, and Callaghan. In 1978, he established his own company, Gianni Versace SpA, and staged his first ready-to-wear show under his own name that same year. His brother, Santo, served as CEO, and his sister, Donatella, was a designer and vice president.
Versace quickly became one of the most successful fashion designers in the world. His designs were known for their bold colors, luxurious fabrics, and daring cuts. He dressed some of the most famous celebrities of the time, more...
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