Unless you’ve been living under a rock for quite awhile or you’ve been completely shut off from the world, you’ve heard the name Versace. Italian fashion has amazing quality and textures which is what makes it so popular. Versace has eye popping designs and a celebrity status that brings the brand attention and a high fashion name.
Founder Gianni Versace opened the first Versace shop in 1978 in Milan. The name became popular rather quickly. Since then, Versace has become a leading international power house name. From the several runway shows they do globally to their famous “Black Versace dress of Elizabeth Hurley,” Versace is no short from a worldwide legacy. Gianni was murdered in 1997 by Andrew Cunanan and so his family immediately took over the company.
Sister of the late Gianni Versace, Donatella Versace quickly because head designer of the company. She kept her critics in awe with her controversial decisions. With her very gaudy taste in gold and colors, Donatella has never stopped being the center of attention, especially in the celebrity world. She has worked with top names such as Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Katy Perry, and many more.
Heiress to an Italian empire fit for a queen, Allegra Versace owns 50% of all Versace stock due to her uncle’s will. She reviews all works that go through Versace and gives the go to when they make it to the runway. She has been on the tabloids about her fight with anorexia. Allegra now travels vigorously between Milan and New York. She is also attending colleges in UCLA for French, the history of the arts, as well as theatre.