Gianni Versace was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, on December 2, 1946. After school at his mother’s dressmaking business, he thought about designers work and began working as a freelance designer.
At age 25, Versace was creating collections for top fashion houses. In 1978, with the support of his brother, Santo, he founded the Gianni Versace company. Later that year, the first Gianni Versace collection for women was shown in Milan. Gianni was the challenge of the fashion industry. He was very popular with crrowds. For his cuts, prints, brilliant performance and high art culture he quickly earned international praise. In 1982 Gianni won the Cutty Sark and Golden Eye awards for his 1982-1983 Winter women’s collection – in which he presented his famous metal chain-mail dress. Versace also received the Golden Eye in 1984, ’90, and ’91. Also in 1982, Versace began work for Teatro della Scala, designing fashionable costumes for Veronesi’s production. Gianni became a professional designer. Moreover he was member of the international artistic community. Gianni Versace realized thhat there is no limit for perfection. Versace’s spectacular costumes were featured worldwide. In 1985 Versace was awarded the Silver Mask award for his contribution to the theater. In 1988 the jury of the Cutty Sark Award named Versace “the most innovative an
Gianni Versace died on July 15, 1997 in Miami, Florida. He was a great man and did very big job in fashion world. I think he will stay in people’s hearts forever.