Gianni Versace is a name that is a powerhouse in the world of fashion. Born on December 2, 1946 in Reggio Calabria, Italy, Gianni Versace showed signs of talent from a young age when he started helping his mother in her dressmaking business. At the young age of 25, he was working with leading fashion houses like Genny, Callaghan, and Complice. The Gianni Versace company was set up in 1978 and the first fashion range for women was released in Milan the same year.
Through his career, Gianni took a daring and creative approach to fashion and always aimed to push the envelope. His designs gained popularity in fashion circles because of their combination of unique materials with thrilling designs that spoke volumes about his understanding of fashion trends. He received the Cutty Sark and Golden Eye prizes for Fall/Winter collection for women in 1982. The Golden Eye was awarded to him in the years 1984, 1990, and 1991, too.
Versace forayed into the world of fragrances in 1981 with the signature scent, Gianni Versace. In the succeeding years, the Versace house released perfumes such as Versace L’Homme for Men in 1986, Blonde in 1995, Versace Man in 2003, and Crystal Noir in 2004. Through the years, the brand has continued to released award-winning scents for both men and women. The Vanitas and Yellow Diamond women’s perfumes are stellar hits that capture the femininity and sensuality of being a woman. The men’s collection has Eros and Versace Oud Noir fragrances that are manly and earthy scents.
Today the Versace brand name is known all over the world and the brand continues to bring out thrilling scents that delight and excite the fans of Versace. By continuing the creative streak and the ability to give something new and unique to the fans, the legacy of Gianni Versace lives on.