I felt as if my heart was about to jump out of my chest. The rush of emotions going through my brain was like an electric shock. And then I just watched. One look after the next, the models gracefully glided on a cloud of light balancing on gorgeous sky-high platforms, their hair bouncing as they walked. The hair, the make-up, the shapes, shoes and soft colours were very Donatella Versace, but some details, patterns, studs and starfish embellishments made me think of Gianni. It felt, in a warm fuzzy feeling of pure love, as if the brother and sister were back together working next to each other, as if Donatella dreamed this collection and used her memories from 1989-1992 when Gianni Versace was still there - the shells and stars from Spring 1992 inspired by Byzantine mosaics, the beading and studs from 1991 and delicate colours and pleating from the Atelier Summer 1989 collection. In her true spirit she brought them into the 21st century and made this collection her own without compromising on that unique, so-very-Versace glamour, keeping beautiful memories alive and sharing them with a new generation (plus using some of these ideas while creating pieces for H&M&Versace November extravaganza, just in case you’re wondering what’s in store).
Photo source: Versace Haute Couture Vogue Italia 1991, Versace Fall 1992, Versace Spring 1992, Atelier Versace Fall 1992, Versace Ready-to-wear Spring 2012 collection via elle.com