Iconic Gianni Versace designs on display in Berlin

The Kronprinzenpalais in Berlin’s Unter Den Linden is home to an iconic collection of Gianni Versace’s designs in an exhibition that stands as an ode to the legendary fashion powerhouse 20 years after his death.

“Berlin is a place of innovation, Gianni Versace goes well with this city, because he was always ahead of its time. He was bold, a visionary,” said exhibition curator Sabina Albano to Tagesspiegel.

The exhibition takes places as the brand celebrates its 40th anniversary of its launch. The city of Lippstadt, Germany, is where Versace held his first fashion show in 1978.

Visitors can see designs by Versace worn and made famous by celebrities from 1978-1997  in three themed rooms – one of which is dedicated to his signature black and gold designs.

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The exhibition also includes accessories and home decor pieces, while his bedroom at his Miami villa, where he was shot and killed in 1997, has also been reconstructed for a more intimate look into his life.

According to Visit Berlin, the the spectacular display has been “brought to Berlin by private collectors from Italy and around the world, including many famous fashion highlights and pieces worn by celebrities like Prince, Madonna, Elton John, George Michael and Anna Wintour and models like Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista”.

The exhibition runs until 14 April 2018 and tickets are available at Eventtribe.

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