Originally featured in Vogue Arabia’s September 2017 issue.
Gianni Versace was killed near his home in Miami Beach on July 15, 1997. Twenty years on, and the designer’s extraordinary life and tragic death is set to be the subject of a new TV series. The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which stars Penélope Cruz, is due for release this winter. The fashion industry is also doing its part to celebrate the late designer by revisiting his old collections. Some 500 vintage pieces from the Versace archives – spanning his career from 1981 to 1997 – will go on sale exclusively via a partnership between William Vintage boutique and online shopping destination, Farfetch. “Gianni Versace was about pure, unadulterated glamour and his collections were always joyful,” said William Banks-Blaney, founder of the London vintage store. Indeed, decades after their release the pieces from Versace’s ‘Pop’ and ‘Punk’ collections still resonate with so much rebel energy that you can picture the original supers – Cindy, Claudia, Naomi, and Christy – sashaying down the catwalk in the designer’s superbly tailored clothes. Accessories will be on offer too, starting from Åí395 (AED1 800), while major investors will vie for the iconic 1992 bandage dress, on sale for Åí38 395 (AED180 000).
From October 10 exclusively at the William Vintage flagship store in Marylebone.