Founded by Gianni Versace in 1978, the family-run fashion house grew into a powerful symbol of high glamour and luxury known across the world. After Gianni Versace’s untimely death in 1997, his sister Donatella became the artistic director, steering the brand into the 21st century and cementing its legendary status for new generations of fans.
Complete with an introduction, designer biographies and collection texts by Tim Blanks, Versace Catwalk offers a rare opportunity to chart the development of a daringly flamboyant fashion house.
'There comes a moment in one’s life or career when in order to evolve, you need to draw a line and acknowledge where you come from. This book is exactly this for me' Donatella Versace
'Sex, seduction and sheer excess … in Versace Catwalk, the Italian house’s glittering legacy is traced from the excesses of its late ’80s beginnings and the hedonism of the ’90s, right through to the digital era of today ' The Face
'Gold standard … retraces the history of [Versace] ' Observer
'With the release of Versace Catwalk: The Complete Collections, fashion fans can ogle their favourite catwalk collections from the brand ' Wallpaper*
GIANNI VERSACE: A Short Biography 1979-2020 S/S & A/W Collections; 2021 S/S Collection
About the Author
Tim Blanks is editor-at-large of The Business of Fashion. During his 30-year career in fashion he has written for the industry’s most significant titles, including Vogue, GQ, the Financial Times and Fantastic Man. He is the author of The World of Anna Sui and has contributed to titles including Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Versace and Dries Van Noten 1-100.