Versace at the Groninger Museum
Versace at the Groninger Museum, or in the full, official tiitle of the exhibition: Gianni Versace Retrospective. We, Mimi Berlin Blogger Team, visited the Groninger Museum and that’s what we want to share with you today. Just because we can!
As you may well know, Versace was a very HOT brand in the 1980s and 1990s, Gianni Versace truly celebrated it’s heydays at that time. Supermodels, vivid colors, bold prints, gold, sex and Greek mythology are things we associate with Versace. And you probably do too!
The Versace retrospective shows us clothes, scarves, jewelry, magazines, fashion shows, sketches, books etc. all dating specifically from 1989 to1997.
Paris based Agence NC designed the exhibition and divided everything in themes such as pop, bondage and so on. We won’t elaborate too much on the show itself any further, because it is always best to go see it for yourself! But, we do want to share our images!
Gianni Versace (1946–1997) started out as a freelance designer for several Italian fashion companies like Complice, Genny and Callaghan, he later became the head designer at Byblos. Around 1978 Gianni and his siblings Santos and Donatella founded Gianni Versace SpA. Santos was the CEO (untill 2002) and Donatella was responsibale for marketing and later on for designing the accessories and the Versus line. Gianni V. met his partner Antonio D’amico (1959-2002) in 1982, Antonio then joined the compapy as fashion designer for Versace Sport …..(It’s a family affair guys, a very sad one, but that’s an other story)
Versace’s boss-chief today is Donatella. Santos is probably retired. Gianni and Antonio are dead.
The exhibition is open untill the 7th of May 2023
The exhibition is not official nor authorised or linked to Gianni Versace S.r.l. and/or to the Versace family.
The exhibition is realised in collaboration with the leading private collectors of the work of Gianni Versace: Antonio Caravano (with Sabina Albano as collection curator), as well as Salvatore Alderuccio and Franco Jacassi.Groningermuseum.nl