Versace S/S 2018

Versace S/S 2018

Mood board: It’s been 20 years since the death of Gianni Versace, who was murdered outside his Miami Beach home at the age of 50. Donatella Versace’s collection – one that has dominated Instagram feeds – was a tribute to the designer’s beloved brother. It was strong on reinterpreted archive pieces and prints from the early 1990s, like thigh-high embellished cross boots from A/W 1991, bright Andy Warhol prints, underwater Tresor de la Mer and over the top baroque motifs. A Who’s Who of models sashayed down the catwalk in leather, denim, vivid prints, cowboy hats, and sexy thigh split dresses.

Finishing touches: Versace signatures were paraded in full force, from baroque print silk scarves to chunky Medusa-head earrings, gold buckled belts, and cowboy hats customised with medallions.

Best in show: It was no holds barred for the finale, as Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford took to the catwalk in shimmering gold dresses – Donatella’s tribute to her brother’s legacy and his ‘dazzling metal mesh’. Flanked by the original 1990s supermodels, the designer walked the runway to George Michael’s freedom, and a rapturous standing ovation from the audience.

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