Founded in 1978 in Milan, Gianni Versace SpA is one of the leading international fashion design houses and a symbol of Italian luxury world-wide. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including haute couture, prèt-à-porter, accessories, jewelry, watches, eyewear, fragrances, and home furnishings all bearing the distinctive Medusa logo. The Versace Group distributes its products through a world-wide D.O.S network which includes over 180 boutiques in the principal cities and over 1500 wholesalers worldwide. Donatella Versace has been Artistic Director of Versace since 1997 and has steered the brand into the 21st century. Today, Versace represents its heritage through its strong and fearless designs, while addressing a new global audience which continues to strengthen Versace’s position in contemporary culture. In 2000 Gianni Versace Spa opened Palazzo Versace, the first hotel project to be branded by a luxury goods company, which provides tourists and travellers the opportunity to experience and enjoy the complete Versace lifestyle. The second Palazzo Versace built in Dubai opened in 2015. The third Palazzo Versace will be built in Macau, China. In June 2009, the Versace Group nominated Mr. Gian Giacomo Ferraris to the position of CEO. In February 2014, Gianni Versace SpA announced its agreement with Blackstone to participate in the next phase of the Company’s development. Blackstone owns 20 percent of the company; while the Versace family remains at its heart, with Ms. Allegra Versace Beck, Ms. Donatella Versace and Mr. Santo Versace all playing important roles in the company. Donatella Versace holds the dual role of Vice-President of the board and Artistic Director.
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Milano, IT
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Versace was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Milano, IT

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Versace has an office in Milano
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38 Via Alessandro Manzoni

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She topped off the ensemble with a glittering Jimmy Choo clutch.

Rita Ora Looks Straight Out of the North Pole in Christmas-Inspired Number at Jingle Bell Ball

The singer was definitely in the holiday spirit during an appearance in London.

Rita Ora Stuns in Versace Dress With Sheer Sides & Gold Sandals at the British Fashion Awards

The pop star was asked to sing “Freedom” by George Michael for Donatella Versace at last night’s awards.

Raf Simons, Donatella Versace and Jonathan Anderson Take Top Honours at Fashion Awards

The celebration returned to Royal Albert Hall on Monday night with Naomi Campbell's emotional tribute to Azzedine Alaïa, as well as a performance by Rita Ora in homage to Fashion Icon recipient Donatella Versace.

Fashion And Catholicism Might Not Be A Match Made In Heaven

Critics think the Costume Institute's upcoming “Heavenly Bodies” theme could be its most controversial yet. Here’s why.

Social Goods | Unpaid Zara Workers Seek Help, Catholicism at the Costume Institute

This week, unpaid workers for Zara left notes in clothes, and the MET Costume Institute is opening a fashion exhibition on catholicism.
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