In 1978, Gianni Versace founded his eponymous label, and the fashion world was never the same again. Some of the most iconic looks that have hit the red carpet and fashion catwalks were produced by the brand. Thanks to its styles that ooze sex appeal and its risqué silhouettes, everyone from musicians to supermodels can’t wait to get their hands on one of the label’s drool-worthy pieces.
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the luxury brand, here are 15 fascinating facts you probably never knew about Versace.
1. It All Started With Gianni
After launching his label, Gianni worked diligently to make the label a household name. Although the brand made millions of dollars with Gianni at the helm, he was never able to see his dream fully come to fruition. In 1997, he was brutally killed by a man named Andrew Cunanan on the front steps of his Miami Beach home.