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)
1,674 (est)+2%
Versace was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Milano, IT
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Versace Office Locations

Versace has an office in Milano
Milano, IT (HQ)
38 Via Alessandro Manzoni
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Versace Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1978

Total Funding

$288 m

Latest funding size

$287.97 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

Investors

Versace's latest funding round in February 2014 was reported to be $288 m. In total, Versace has raised $288 m
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Versace News and Updates

In Milan, Escaping the Sportswear Trap

Milan seems to have turned into sportswear fashion week — it's time to move on and test new grounds, writes Angelo Flaccavento.  

Bella Hadid Models Denim Cutoffs With Lace-Up Versace Boots on the Streets of Milan

She modeled Versace on and off the runway yesterday.

Versace Courts Masculine Vulnerability

There was something subtly political about what Donatella Versace presented, her version of an antidote to toxic masculinity.

Kendall Jenner Kills it at the Versace Show in These Dramatic Cuissard Boots

The Versace man is “bringing sexy back,” wrote house doyenne Donatella Versace.

The Ghosts of Lang and Margiela

How Helmut Lang and Martin Margiela left a radical roadmap for Raf Simons, Demna Gvasalia and Phoebe Philo.
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