by Evelina Mavrides
This year marks anniversary of the murder of Gianni Versace in broad daylight in Miami Beach. And Donatella Versace chose to stage her Spring 2018 Show at Milan’s Triennale museum as a tribute to Gianni’s inspirations and creations, to celebrate “a genius,an icon,my brother.” For the first time since she took over the creative direction of the company, she pulled directly from archives the key prints and pieces from the years 1991–95, the period that saw some of Gianni Versace’s most iconic collections: Vogue, Icons, Baroque, Animalia, Native Americans, Tresor de la Mer, Metal Mesh, and Butterflies. From all of these prints, Donatella reinterpreted the blouses, square-shouldered jackets, leggings, catsuits, corsets, trenches, mini sheaths, and maxi skirts and everything in between. As for the closing she decided to honor his legacy with his dazzling metal mesh, accompanied by some of his 90’s supermodels Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Helena Christensen, to the chorus of George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90.
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