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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 December 1946Reggio di Calabria, Italy
Date of Death 15 July 1997Miami Beach, Florida, USA  (homicide)

Mini Bio (1)

Gianni Versace was born on December 2, 1946 in Reggio di Calabria, Italy. He is known for his work on Kika (1993), Showgirls (1995) and The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces (1995). He died on July 15, 1997 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

Trivia (13)

Suspected murderer, serial killer Andrew Cunanan, was found dead of apparent suicide. [July 1997]
Born at 6:45am-CET
He is referred to in the Marillion song "Gazpacho" (from their 1995 album "Afraid of Sunlight").
He was a friend of the singer Elton John.
Elton John's album 'The Big Picture' from 1997 is dedicated to the loving memory of Gianni Versace.
One of the world's top fashion designers.
Brother of Donatella Versace.
Is mentioned in Eminem's song Criminal on the Marshall Mathers LP.
Close friend of Elton John. At concerts on the anniversary of Versace's death, John has been known to dedicate the song "Candle in the Wind"--reportedly Versace's favorite of all of John's work--to his beloved friend.
Brother of Santo Versace.
Uncle of Allegra (b. 1986) and Daniel Versace (b. 1989).
Uncle of brother Santo's two children, Francesca and Antonio Versace.
Fifteen years after his untimely death, Versace's lavish Miami Beach (FL) mansion was sold and converted into a 10-suite luxury boutique hotel called "The Villa".

Personal Quotes (23)

In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.
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.
It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better.
I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future.
I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.
I never fall down. I always fight.
I think it's the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers.
For me, the summer will be pure gray - mother-of-pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink.
I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast... We have to change.
I want to be the joy to people through my work.
I'm a little like Marco Polo, going around and mixing cultures.
I want to be a designer for my time.
Women are more sure of themselves today. They don't have to emulate the way men dress.
I liked women as a shape to dress.
Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes.
I don't license everywhere. I take care of my name.
I really want to make clothes that are feminine and help women look beautiful.
My dream was always to be a composer, but fashion came very easily.
I want always to be positive.
Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they're doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real.
I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom.
Designing came to me. I didn't have to move.
I am a typical Italian; I love the clan. But I don't think about getting married.

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