Exhibition of the memory of Gianni Versace
In Naples, from July 15 to September 20, will work an exhibition dedicated to the memory of the famous designer Gianni Versace. Mini-exposure is timed to the 20-year anniversary of the death of the fashion designer. According to curator of the exhibition Dialoghi / Dissing – Gianni Versace Magna Grecia Tribute Sabina Albano, she wanted to show the connection between the creative search for Gianni and the heritage of Ancient Greece.
Creating collections, Gianni Versace often referred to the Antiquity and the heritage of the Greeks. The designer was a great connoisseur of ancient art, and he called himself «the descendants of the great Greeks». Versace was born in Italy, in the territory of the former Greek colonies.
«Medusa symbolizes beauty and fatal charms. It literally paralyzes and hypnotizes», — so Gianni Versace explained the choice of the heroine of Greek mythology Medusa Gorgona as the logo of the Fashion House. «Near the Versace house in Calabria, archaeological excavations were constantly carried out, from a young age, Gianni discovered the history of life in the former Greek colony», — notes Sabina Albano.
In addition to the Gorgon Medusa, Gianni Versace used references to antique amphorae in the form of small palms in his works, and as a print in the collections one often saw actor’s masks used in ancient Greek plays.
«Versace’s works were not superficial, they were created under the impression of archaeological excavations. He never copied the patterns, they were his source of inspiration», — tells the curator of the exhibition Sabina Albano.
The exhibition included 11 dresses and 20 accessories, including bracelets, earrings and watches, interior items such as a chair from the Vanitas collection and ceramics created in the collaboration with the Rosenthal brand. All items for the exhibition were provided by a private collector Antonio Caravano. In turn, the Fashion House Versace did not participate in the organization of the exhibition.
The name of Gianni Versace is still becoming an object of worship in the fashion world. His works cause no less excitement than his tragic death. Around the death of Gianni Versace there were many riddles and rumors. The new season of the series «American crime story» will be devoted to the murder of the fashion designer. The role of Gianni went to Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz will play the younger sister of the fashion designer – Donatella, singer Ricky Martin – lover Versace, and Darren Criss – the serial killer Andrew Kyunenena.