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Encyclopedia > Versace
Versace
Type Private
Founded 1978
Headquarters Flag of Italy Milan, Italy
Key people Gianni Versace, Founder
Santo Versace, Chairman & Co-CEO
Giancarlo Di Risio, Director & Co-CEO
Donatella Versace, Artistic Director
Industry Consumer Goods
Products Textile - Apparel clothing [1]
Revenue 288 million (2006)
Net income 19.1 million (2006) [2]
Website www.versace.com

Gianni Versace S.p.A. (pronounced [ˈdʒɑnːi verˈsatʃe]), usually referred to as Versace, is an Italian clothier founded by Gianni Versace in 1978. After Gianni Versace was killed by Andrew Cunanan on July 15, 1997, his sister Donatella Versace, formerly vice-president, stepped in as creative director of the designing of Versace and his older brother Santo Versace became CEO. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Type Anti-tank Nationality Joint France/Germany Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3, MILAN... Gianni Versace (December 2, 1946 – July 15, 1997) was an Italian designer of both clothing and theater costumes. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... Santo Versace is the president and co-chief executive officer of Gianni Versace SpA, based in Milan, Italy. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Executive director is a title given to a person who is the head of an executive branch of an organization or company. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Donatella Versace (born May 2, 1955) is an affluent Italian fashion designer, like her famous brother, Gianni Versace, the founder of the Versace clothing empire. ... The artistic director of a theatre is responsible for choosing the material staged in a season, and the hiring of creative/production personnel (such as directors), as well as other theatre management tasks. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... Girls wearing formal attire for dancing, an example of one of the many modern forms of clothing. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... One million (1,000,000), or one thousand thousand, is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... One million (1,000,000), or one thousand thousand, is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Gianni Versace (December 2, 1946 – July 15, 1997) was an Italian designer of both clothing and theater costumes. ... {{Infobox FBI Ten Most Wanted 1990s | name = Andrew Philip Cunanan | image = Cunanan. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Donatella Versace (born May 2, 1955) is an affluent Italian fashion designer, like her famous brother, Gianni Versace, the founder of the Versace clothing empire. ... Santo Versace is the president and co-chief executive officer of Gianni Versace SpA, based in Milan, Italy. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ...


The first Versace boutique was opened in Milan's Via della Spiga in 1978, (though the Versace family are from Reggio Calabria) and its popularity was immediate. Today, Versace is one of the world's leading international fashion houses. Versace designs, markets and distributes luxury clothing, accessories, fragrances, makeup and home furnishings under the various brands of the Versace Group. Reggio Calabria (officially Reggio di Calabria, Rìggiu in Calabrian dialect, Righi in Greek-Calabrian), is the largest and the oldest city in Calabria, Italy, dating back to the 8th century BC (see history below). ...


Versace's Style Department employs a group of designers and stylists who work in teams. Each team is specifically dedicated to each fashion line or label. These teams operate under the close supervision and guidance of Creative Director, Donatella Versace.

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Versace lines

There are several balls and testicals which make up Versace Group (pronounced Versachi). They are: Gianni Versace Couture, Versace Jeans Couture, Versace Home Collection and Versace Collection. In addition to clothing and accessories, it also operates a hotel, the Palazzo Versace.


Gianni Versace is i love kb Couture, which contains high-end, often handmade apparel, jewelery, watches, fragrances, cosmetics and home furnishings, is the House's main line. Traditionally, this is the only line which is presented on the runway which is shown during Milan's fashion week, but this has not been strictly the case in recent years. Couture dresses in this line may cost about $10,000 and a suit $5,000. Donatella Versace directly heads this line and designs a vast amount of the items. Many of the accessories and home furnishings are licenced through Rosenthal and other notable companies. Most of these have the unique Versace Greek print of Medusa and/or the Greek Key motif. Atelier Versace was a haute-couture line which was discontinued soon after its inception due to lack of sales and a fall in couture marketablility.


Versace Collection and Versace Jeans Couture are licenced diffusion lines. These clothing lines incorporate elements of the signature Gianni Versace line, while focusing on current seasonal trends. Often these lines are created and produced via other designer companies, which are in constant communication with the Versace Group. Versace Collection is aimed at a younger audience than the main lines and it is also more available to a variety of economic demographics. This collection replaced Versace Classic for Spring/Summer 2006 in a drive to eradicate a skewed Versace image, due to the diffusion of multiple clothing lines within the company. In addition to the Versace Classic, the clothier also discontinued Versace Intensive and Versace Young in 2005 for the same reasons.


Versace Jeans Couture, a casual clothing line, focuses on informal clothing: high-end denim and classic Gianni Versace print shirts. It is readily available and comparably affordable. This line is distributed through 56 boutiques and flagship stores, and 1800 multi-brand points of sale, including Internet-based shops. Versace Sport comprises activewear and accessories. The name often printed on t-shirts.


Versace has taken the fashion industry by storm the last few years with Donatella's independent, strong woman inspired collection, but at the same time making it look sexy, fierce, and chic. Versace has a very wide band of A list celebrities and models supporting Versace as well as wearing their clothing.


Versace going public

In May 2006, it was reported in WWD that Versace chief executive Giancarlo Di Risio said Versace Group would consider an IPO (initial public offering) on the stock market by next year, ahead of a proposed schedule. This was due to a drop in operating losses from £62m to £4m for 2005, based on sales for the House during the prior 12 months. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Faces of Versace & celebrity culture

Versace has many fans among well-known celebrities. Elton John has long been a wearer of Versace, often featuring custom items covered in diamonds or Swarovski crystal. Other notables fans of the Versace fashion house are Beyonce, Elizabeth Hurley, Axl Rose and the late Princess Diana, who was offered, but declined, £1,000,000 to appear on the catwalk in Versace to celebrate her divorce from Prince Charles. Tupac Shakur (2pac) rapped about wearing the Versace label in songs such as "Hit 'Em Up" which rival rapper Notorious B.I.G, aka Biggie Smalls, allegedly perceived as disrespectful to himself. Tupac was also a Versace model. The late rap icon The Notorious B.I.G. was known for his love of Versace sunglasses. Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Swarovski crystal beads Swarovski Wattens Der Firmengründer Daniel Swarovski (1862 † 1956) Swarovskistraße Wattens September 2007 Swarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut lead crystal glass products produced by companies owned by Swarovski AG of Feldmeilen, near Zürich, Switzerland. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is a popular American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and fashion designer, and is most widely known by the name Beyoncé. Knowles rose to stardom as a founding member and the lead singer of Destinys Child, musics most successful... Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born 10 June 1965) is an English actress, fashion model, producer and designer. ... W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ... Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, née Spencer) (1 July 1961–31 August 1997), commonly, but incorrectly, known as Princess Diana, was for fifteen years the wife of HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Jennifer Lopez is known to wear Versace in many of her red carpet fashions. Many of the dresses that Lopez has worn have brought much publicity to the fashion house. Lopez wore one of these dresses to the 2000 Grammys. The dress became infamous for its frontal area. For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Versace is unique among Italian fashion houses to use a "face" for the House. The design company sometimes features famous individuals in their widely-seen advertisements. Whereas other houses often rely on press attention, Versace has gone a step further in their advertising strategy. As part of a such a "face" feature, the celebrity is often paid a sum and Versace clothing, compliments of the House. Madonna, for example, was paid $10.5m and given free Versace clothes for 2 years for her contribution to Versace advertising campaign in 2005.


Some of the celebrities that have been the face "for Versace" are Madonna (1995 and 2005), Demi Moore, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. Halle Berry was the face of Versace for Spring/Summer 2006. This article is about the American entertainer. ... Demi Kutcher (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962) is an American actress. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... This article is about the singer. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ; born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress. ...


Versace used the models Carolyn Murphy, Angela Lindvall, Daria Werbowy, Miriam Escott IV, Christy Turlington, Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss to front the Fall/Winter 2006/7 campaign, and used actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the face for the men's campaign. The 2008 Spring/Summer campaign features Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey as the face of its men's line. Carolyn Murphy (born on August 11, 1975) is an American model. ... Angela Lindvall (born January 14, 1979 in Midwest City, Oklahoma), is an American actress and supermodel known for her distinctive walk. ... Daria Werbowy (born November 19, 1983 in Poland) is a Ukrainian-Canadian supermodel. ... Christy Nicole Turlington (born January 2, 1969 in Walnut Creek, California) is an American supermodel best known for representing Calvin Klein fragrances since 1987. ... Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bündchen (born July 20, 1980) is a Brazilian supermodel. ... Not to be confused with Kate Mosse. ... Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born 27 July 1977) is an Irish Golden Globe-winning actor and fashion model. ... This article is about the television series. ... Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor who first became prominent in Hollywood during the late 1980s. ...


Versace Boutiques

Versace has eighty-one boutique locations around the world, in the U.S. and Canada specifically: New York, Atlanta, Bal Harbour, Beverly Hills, Dallas, Houston, South Coast Plaza, Tysons Corner Galleria and Vancouver. Boutiques were previously operated in San Francisco, Boston, Orlando, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Maui, among others, but have since been closed. Versace also features 123 retail areas in a variety of luxury multi-designer department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue. This article is about the state. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Bal Harbour is a village located in Miami_Dade County, Florida. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Dallas redirects here. ... Houston redirects here. ... South Coast Plaza is an upscale shopping mall in Costa Mesa, California, USA, in affluent Orange County, and one of the most notable shopping centers in the United States. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Orlando redirects here. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... For other uses, see Maui (disambiguation). ...


The larger part of their stores are located in the two most style conscious markets in the world, Europe and Japan. Cities like London, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo are home to multiple Versace outlets, not to mention the company headquarters in Milan. There is also a Versace Hotel and Spa in Gold Coast, Australia named the Palazzo Versace. Gold Coast redirects here. ...


Versace Precious Items

Gianni Versace and Frank Muller launched the first Versace watch collection line in 1994. The name of the first collection was Atelier and soon became a must among fashionistas and Versace brand lovers.


Since then, the collection of Versace timepieces has evolved and the range of products of the Medusa fashion brand has greatly been expanded.


Versace watches line are produced under license agreement in Switzerland. Timex bought the license in 2005 but the Versace watch line is still produced and operated from Switzerland by Vertime SA.


Since the discontinuation of the Atelier collection a new line from the Italian fashion house, Versace Precious Items evolved. The collection includes watches, fine jewelry, and writing instruments.


External links

  • VERSACE.com Company web site
  • PalazzoVersace.com Versace Hotel at the Gold Coast in Australia
  • VersacePreciousItems.com Watches from Versace
  • VersaceHomeCollection.com Furniture Collection from Versace
  • VersaceCD.com Versace Ceramic Design

  Results from FactBites:
 
Gianni Versace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (671 words)
Versace was among the first to revive the cat suit, to bring back the mini skirt, to show tights worn as trousers, to bring the bustier out at night and bead it.
In September 1997, Gianni Versace's brother Santo Versace was announced as the new CEO of the Versace holding.
Versace was awarded the coveted American Fashion Oscar on February 1, 1993.
Versace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (832 words)
Gianni Versace S.p.A. (pronounced /'ʤɑnni ver'saʧe/) is an Italian clothier founded by Gianni Versace in 1978.
Currently, Donatella Versace controls the majority of the company's assests until her daughter, Allegra, the sole-heiress of the Versace fortune, is prepared to take an active role.
Versace Collection is aimed at a younger audience than the main lines and it is also more available to a variety of economic demographics.
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