What is Versace's logo inspired by?
When did Versace stop using fur in its products?
Which of the following is NOT a type of product that Versace produces?
What was the name of the first boutique that Versace opened?
Who became CEO of Versace after Gianni Versace's murder?
What is the name of the fashion luxury group that Versace joined in 2019?
What did Versace face controversy for in 2019?
What are the names of the two additional lines that Donatella Versace added to the brand in 1993?
What company does Versace license its name and branding to for eyewear?
Versace: A Brief History and Overview
- Gianni Versace founded the Italian luxury fashion company in 1978, known for flashy prints and bright colors.
- The brand produces Italian-made ready-to-wear and accessories, as well as haute couture under its Atelier Versace brand.
- Versace licenses its name and branding to Luxottica for eyewear.
- The company logo is inspired by Medusa, a figure from Greek mythology.
- The first boutique opened in Milan's Via della Spiga in 1978, expanding to accessories, jewelry, home furnishings, and china by 1982.
- Donatella Versace added the Young Versace and Versus lines in 1993.
- The brand gained international coverage from the black Versace dress of Elizabeth Hurley in 1994.
- After Gianni Versace's murder in 1997, Donatella Versace became creative director, and his older brother Santo Versace became CEO.
- In 2018, Michael Kors purchased Versace for two billion euros, and in 2019, Gianni Versace S.r.l. joined Capri Holdings Limited, forming a new global fashion luxury group.
- Versace stopped using fur in its products in 2018 and announced it would stop using kangaroo leather in 2020.
- The brand has three Palazzo Versace hotels, the world's first fashion-branded hotels, in Gold Coast, Dubai, and Macau.
- Versace faced controversy in 2019 for producing a range of tops suggesting Hong Kong and Macau were separate countries. The brand apologized and destroyed the offending clothing.
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