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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Type
Private
HQ
Milano, IT
Founded
1978
Size (employees)
1,620 (est)+2%
Versace was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Milano, IT
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Versace has an office in Milano
Milano, IT (HQ)
38 Via Alessandro Manzoni
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1978
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Versace News and Updates

Social Goods | Gucci & Versace Among Least Transparent Brands, Stella McCartney on Sustainability

This week, high-end luxury brands ranked low on the Fashion Transparency Index, while Stella McCartney addresses fashion's sustainability problems.

How to Buy the 2 Chainz x Versace Chain Reaction Sneakers

The collab sneakers are set for release on Thursday, April 26.

Dontatella Versace says Gianni designed for party girls, while she creates for multitaskers

Just over 20 years ago, a crazed 27-year-old narcissist named Andrew Cunanan murdered Gianni Versace on the steps of the designer’s Miami home. Versace by…

U.S. Costume Jewelry Market is Expected to Surpass US$ 20.3 Bn by 2024

In the year 2016, the Multi-Brand Boutiques segment accounted for a market share of nearly 45% and the Online Retailing segment held a share of 33% in the distribution channels category in the U.S. costume jewelry market. These statistics imply jewelry makers will have to target either one or both o…

'American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace' transcends the murder show genre and is Ryan Murphy's best work to date

"American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace" is not what its subtitle suggests. Instead, the murder of Gianni Versace in 1997 serves as a starting point into the compelling story of his killer, Andrew Cunanan.  Unlike other murder shows, it focuses on the lives of Cuanan's victims, …

Raf Simons, Supreme, Virgil Abloh and Mansur Gavriel Among 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees

The annual ceremony will take place at the Brooklyn Museum on June 4.
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