20 years after the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace at the hands of a serial killer in Miami, his sister, Donatella Versace, who stepped up to continue his Milan-based business, opted to pay tribute to him. "This show is for him, from beginning to end," Ms. Versace told reporters after the show, which incorporated vintage Versace designs with new creations for the Spring/Summer 2018 season, along with a smashing finale that featured some of the supermodels that the late Mr. Versace helped create, Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen.
According to the AP, "Ms. Versace said she went back into the archives for the first time since her brother's death and pulled out 12 prints that she reproduced for this tribute collection, including Andy Warhol, Vogue and My Friend Elton from 1991, and Wild Baroque, Anomalies and Native American from 1992."
"Only after 20 years could I do that, even if the pain is the same," Donatella said.
Gianni's supermodels -- who strutted to the late George Michael's "Freedom" -- wore liquidy dresses in metal mesh inspired from Gianni's fall-winter 1994 collection.