Gianni Versace
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"Gianni Versace" was an Italian people/Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house, which produces accessories, perfume/fragrances, make-up and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films. As a friend of Eric Clapton; Diana, Princess of Wales; Madonna (entertainer)/Madonna; Elton John; Cher; Sting (musician)/Sting and many other celebrities: he was the first designer to link fashion to the music world. Openly gay, Versace and his partner Antonio D'Amico were regulars on the international party scene. Versace was murdered outside his Miami Beach home, the former Casa Casuarina now known as "The Villa By Barton G.", at the age of 50 by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.

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You dress elegant women. You dress sophisticated women. I dress sluts.

A lot of devore fabric, see-through. (It) is a kind of collection you can combine in a different way.

In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.

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 like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

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.

My fantasy is to leave options for women -- to make their individuality come out, to try to accomplish what they want, and I think women want to look beautiful. (It's) less about jacket(s) and more about shirt(s) and about sweaters, about T-shirts and about freedom.

(It's) irregular (and) cut in a different way.

Glamour is back, but with a minimalist touch.