Gianni Versace

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Gianni Versace Wiki Biography

Giovanni Maria Versace was born on 2 December 1946, in Reggio Calabria, Italy. He was an Italian fashion designer responsible for creating the powerhouse international fashion label Versace, through which he is credited for revolutionizing the fashion world and making fashion what it has become, popularizing new clothing materials and expanding his label. During his short 50 year life, he was able to amass a sizable net worth.

How rich was Gianni Versace? According to sources his net worth was estimated at $1.4 billion. Hundreds of millions worth of wealth was accumulated through his fashion empire. He also owned a number of homes, including a mansion in Miami Beach, a villa in Italy, and a 15th century palazzo in Milan.

Gianni interest in fashion design began at an early age, watching, helping and admiring the work of his mother in her clothing store. Aside from clothes, he had an interest in art and music, and would study architecture while he helped his mother in the fashion business. In around 1972, Versace started to make a name for himself, creating his own collections that were easily helping him increase his net worth and become famous. Around this decade, people were starting to recognize Italy’s talent for fashion design, and started to demand more sophisticated and personal touches for the clothes they wore. Versace had started designing for numerous labels like De Parsini of Santa Margherita and Callaghan. Eventually he created his own line named Complice, creating a full leather collection. He was one of the first designers to use leather.

Around 1976, Gianni’s brother Santo returned to Milan and used his business administration training to help Gianni create the Versace label and company. By the next year they were joined by their sister Donatella Versace and her husband Paul Beck. Santo became CEO while both Donatella and Paul became part of the design teams. They opened their first shop in Via Spiga, Milan and then went on to release a signature collection by 1978; also releasing a menswear collection in the same year. Versace wanted to remain independent and retain control of every aspect from design to retail, and eventually they became established and business skyrocketed along with Gianni’s net worth.

Gianni acquired numerous awards for his work in fashion design. Around the 1980s he gained awards like the “L’Oochio d’Oro” for best fashion designer. He also started to work on innovations like using metal mesh and laser technology to bond leather and rubber. He also collaborated with a number of operas and ballet productions due to his fascination in costume design. By the late 1980s, museums were already starting to display a retrospective of his work. Meantime, Versace was making friends in all parts of the industry, and expanding to include models, singers, actors and other celebrities. Versace knew the importance of celebrities as trend setters, and was one of the first people to make use of models with such high salaries that they were termed supermodels.

Versace’s life would end violently in 1997, when he was gunned down in front of his Miami home by Andrew Cunanan, who was on a killing spree then and had found his way to the US. People never discovered the reason for the murder as Andrew was found dead eight days later with a bullet in the head, having committed suicide in a boathouse. Versace’s funeral was attended by many celebrities and fashion icons including Elton John, Princess Diana, Naomi Campbell, and even fashion rival Giorgio Armani. His partner at the time Antonio D’Amico was also present. Before his death, Gianni was battling inner ear cancer and had also put most of the company under the control of his siblings. His fortune is left to his family and his work remains commemorated in museums as well as under his own label.

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Gianni Versace Quick Info

Full NameGianni Versace
Net Worth$1.4 Billion
Date Of BirthDecember 2, 1946, Reggio Calabria, Italy
DiedJuly 15, 1997, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Place Of BirthReggio Calabria
ProfessionFashion designer, Designer, Costume designer, Actor, Production Designer
ParentsAntonio Versace, Francesca Versace
SiblingsDonatella Versace, Santo Versace, Tina Versace
PartnerAntonio D’Amico
NicknamesGiovanni Maria Versace

Gianni Versace Quotes

  • I am a typical Italian; I love the clan. But I don’t think about getting married.
  • Designing came to me. I didn’t have to move.
  • I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom.
  • Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they’re doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real.
  • I want always to be positive.
  • My dream was always to be a composer, but fashion came very easily.
  • I really want to make clothes that are feminine and help women look beautiful.
  • I don’t license everywhere. I take care of my name.
  • Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes.
  • I liked women as a shape to dress.
  • Women are more sure of themselves today. They don’t have to emulate the way men dress.
  • I want to be a designer for my time.
  • I’m a little like Marco Polo, going around and mixing cultures.
  • I want to be the joy to people through my work.
  • I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast… We have to change.
  • For me, the summer will be pure gray – mother-of-pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink.
  • I think it’s the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers.
  • I never fall down. I always fight.
  • I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.
  • I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future.
  • It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better.
  • That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.
  • In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.

Gianni Versace Important Facts

  • Fifteen years after his untimely death, Versace’s lavish Miami Beach (FL) mansion was sold and converted into a 10-suite luxury boutique hotel called “The Villa”.
  • Uncle of brother Santo’s two children, Francesca and Antonio Versace.
  • Uncle of Allegra (b. 1986) and Daniel Versace (b. 1989).
  • Brother of Santo Versace.
  • Close friend of Elton John. At concerts on the anniversary of Versace’s death, John has been known to dedicate the song “Candle in the Wind”–reportedly Versace’s favorite of all of John’s work–to his beloved friend.
  • Is mentioned in Eminem’s song Criminal on the Marshall Mathers LP.
  • Brother of Donatella Versace.
  • One of the world’s top fashion designers.
  • Elton John’s album ‘The Big Picture’ from 1997 is dedicated to the loving memory of Gianni Versace.
  • He was a friend of the singer Elton John.
  • He is referred to in the Marillion song “Gazpacho” (from their 1995 album “Afraid of Sunlight”).
  • Born at 6:45am-CET
  • Suspected murderer, serial killer Andrew Cunanan, was found dead of apparent suicide. [July 1997]

Gianni Versace Filmography

Ballet for Life1997TV MovieCostume Designer
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces1995TV SpecialCostume Designer
Kika1993Costume Designer
A Fine Romance1992Costume Designer
Up to Date1989Costume Designer
The Leading Man1996clothes: supplier for Mr. Bon JoviCostume Department
Showgirls1995costume designer: Ms. Berkley’s black dressCostume Department
Vacanze di Natale ’911991dresses: Ornella MutiCostume Department
Elton John: Live in Barcelona1992Video documentaryProduction Designer
Alone: The Only Thing to Fear Is Yourself2016in memory ofThanks
Spice World1997the producers would like to thankThanks
Cuernos de mujer1995thanksThanks
Undressed: Fashion in the Twentieth Century1998TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Very Important Pennis1997TV SeriesHimselfSelf
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Killing Spree2014TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Kate! The Making of an Icon2011TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Final 242007TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
City Confidential2003TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself – #91 Gianni Versace MurderedArchive Footage
Fashion Victim: The Killing of Gianni Versace2001TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Sagas1999TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir1997TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage

Gianni Versace Awards

1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest CostumesJudge Dredd (1995)Won
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest CostumesJudge Dredd (1995)Nominated