pulent, audacious and undeniably sexy – these words define one of the cornerstones of modern fashion – the house of Versace. On the birth anniversary of the late Gianni Versace, the creator of this legacy, Style Mynt pays a tribute to him with a compilation of elements that are oh-so-Versace!
A little history about Gianni – he was born in 1946, to a dressmaker mother, so he took to design at an early age and moved to Milan in 1972 to pursue his calling. By the late 70s he was making waves in the fashion scene with his vibrant coloured, loudly printed and daringly cut clothes that caught the pulse of the fashion extravaganza that would be the 80’s.
Gianni is credited with some of the milestones in the history of fashion. He gave the world the supermodel phenomenon with his Freedom ’90 show, and who can forget the safety pin dress that made Liz Hurley famous in 1994?
The label infallibly makes it to the red carpet fashion coverage headlines, be it through Hurley’s safety pin dress, JLo’s shockingly provocative tropical printed dressed that she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000, the neckline of which dropped right till the navel or Jolie’s black gown with the thigh high slit at the Oscars last year.
After his tragic death at the age of 50, his sister, Donatella took over as the creative director of the brand, Versace, which continues to remain at the forefront of fashion.
Versace style is not for the wallflower, or the minimalist. It is for the strong, sexy, independent woman who is never in the shadows – she defines her style and makes heads turn.
Loud would be an understatement here. Tropical and animal prints share the same canvas, with a good dose of Baroque gilding thrown in – Versace’s prints are for the bold and boisterous. When it comes to colours, the saturated primaries (red, yellow, blue and green) rule. Whether stand alone, or combined with each other, they are sure to get you noticed.
A few simple tips to get some Versace style in your wardrobe: For Men: There you have it, your very own Versace look. While this may seem a lot, if you want to truly own the look, you need a couple of more things – loads of attitude and a great, sexy walk to strut this maximum style to the maximum effect. Didn’t we just say, Viva Versace!
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