by Linda Bezos
Vogue, Warhol, My Friend Elton, Icons, Baroque, Animalia, Native Americans, Tresor de la Mer, Metal Mesh, and Butterflies are all Gianni Versace's principal contribution to the iconic brand. His genius was overshadowed by his brutal murder and in the 20th anniversary of his death, his sister Donatella merged her sense of ecstatic aesthetic with Gianni's iconic collections. And the end result is not only an homage but also marching call to move forward with history firmly intact, legacy fully realized and no end in sight. Ultimately this was a show of what Versace has done to fashion and what it is capable of doing. The clothes speak for themselves and are etched into our memories. This was sort of like a wedding and a funeral. Both in the minds of the iconic designer would have been a joyous celebration.