Header Photo Via Versace Youtube Screenshot – Compiled by Egypt Today
CAIRO – 2 December 2017: In memory of legendary fashion mogul Gianni Versace’s birthday, we have gathered some of his best quotes that still inspire many to this day.
“In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.” - Gianni Versace
Italian born fashion designer Gianni Versace was the founder of the iconic fashion house Versace, which to this day is coveted by celebrities and royalty. His vision and artistic ability continues to shape how the fashion industry looks today.
Born on December 2, 1946 to a dressmaker, Versace had learned how to design and sew by the age of 9 with the help of his mother. He showcased his first collection in 1978. Being known for his artistic eye when it came to the photography of creations and models, Versace has worked with some of the best photographers in the industry, such as Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel and Richard Avedon.
“That is the key of this collection – being yourself. Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” - Gianni Versace
He helped to launch the careers of many models, such as Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington. Some say that he was the first to create the supermodel.
As this year marks the 20th anniversary of Gianni Versace’s passing, Donatella Versace decided to dedicate the spring 2018 collection to her late brother.
The show took place at Triennale Museum in Milan and made history from start to finish. Donatella had gone through Gianni’s masterpieces and prints from the early 1990s to 1995 as inspiration for the 2018 spring collection. However, that was not the only surprise Donatella had for the guests.
Donatella brought out the original supermodels of Versace – Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford – for a goosebump-inducing finale. The supermodels were dressed in Gianni’s original Metal Mesh collection from the fall of 1994.
Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen at the finale of the Versace spring collection of 2018 - YouTube/Versace Screenshot
“Designing came to me. I didn't have to move.” - Gianni Versace
On the 20th Anniversary of his passing, he is still missed as much as ever - Donatella Versace Instagram Screenshot
“It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better.” - Gianni Versace
“I think it's the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers.” - Gianni Versace
Donatella will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the British Fashion 2017 Awards on Monday, December 4 in London.
“The Fashion Icon Award celebrates the creativity and innovation, glamour and power of Versace, and recognizes both the incredible fashion legacy of Gianni Versace and the role Donatella Versace has played in maintaining the iconic brand her brother created, as well as supporting, mentoring and championing many young British designers and young designers around the world. December 2017 is also a very significant moment in time for Versace, as it marks the end of a year of remembrance and tribute to Gianni’s 20-year legacy and the celebration of Donatella Versace’s 20th year at the helm,” the British Fashion Council stated in a press release on their official website.