Gianni Versace’s Warhol pop art prints and house’s signature of his designs from the late ’80s and ’90s never date. They are very much looks that are relevant today. Owning anything from Versace is an opulent lifestyle we all can only dream of.

The History

Getting his start designing for the label Genny, Gianni Versace showed his first couture collection in 1978 and became one of the truly big names of the 1980s fashion scene. His trademark was the use of rich colours -red, yellow and purple with his emblem, the golden head of Medusa.

He also produced a line of elegant and timeless black evening gowns a must-have in the socialites of the 80s and 90s while his sister, Donatella, designed his diffusion line, Versus, which launched in 1993.

Versace was a favourite of many famous women in the 1990s. Princess Diana had a fondness for Versace and Elizabeth Hurley was an overnight sensation when she wore a Versace gown which was held together with gold safety pins.

Versace Catwalk London - Vintage Haute Couture Dresses
A gorgeous purple gown that flows effortlessly in the world of couture.
Versace purple vintage dress
Gowns of the past are fabrics and designs that can never be replicated. One has to buy real vintage collection.
Versace Catwalk London - Vintage Haute Couture Dresses
To prove my point I was at an exclusive catwalk that showcased stunning original dresses from the past. These dresses can’t be totally replicated.

Versace Catwalk London - Vintage Haute Couture Dresses

His untimely death in 1997 caused a huge hole in the fashion world and his sister has since taken over as head designer for the House of Versace.

That Little Red Dress

Red is a colour of passion. This reminds me of Julia Roberts in Pretty woman. Again Versace archives never date they just look fabulous.

Versace Catwalk London - Vintage Haute Couture Dresses

Versace Vintage dress Red

Emerald Green

Versace Vintage dress green

The embellishments on this dress are stunning. I actually have a Versace ring like this. The neckline and materials used here are just so elegant.

Versace Vintage dress green

Not sure if Jackie Kenndy wore any Versace.

Super Yacht Attire

Heading for a cocktail or a Super Yacht party again this dress is like it was made yesterday. So much attention to detail.

Versace Vintage dress tweed

Very Coco Chanel.

Leather Straps And Oversize belts

Famously known for their belt buckle sleeves and large belt buckles. Versace is the only brand in the world that can claim this. Using leather, lace, silk and denim, Versace designed clothing for the 80s woman full of sexual power and eroticism.

Versace Catwalk London - Vintage Haute Couture Dresses

Versace Vintage dress black leather straps

A tambour bead blazer is the perfect timeless jacket to own. Wearing black from head to toe is Versace claim to evening fame.

Versace Catwalk London - Vintage Haute Couture Dresses