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Key Fashion Moment : July 1997 – Gianni Versace’s Last Shows
15th of July 1997: Gianni Versace is assassinated in his Miami villa in Florida. A few days before the tragedy, his two last shows reverberate seemingly prophetic signs... Featuring an interview with Santo Versace, CEO of the Versace group. In July 1997, fashion weeks (menswear and haute couture) were taking place as normal. For the men’s collections, Gianni Versace calls upon the choreographer Maurice Béjard for a theme of a man murdered by a woman, played by Naomi Campbell.
A few days later, the Italian designer uses themes with lots of byzantine crosses and somber tones for his autumn/ winter 1997/98 haute couture collection, which will be, unbeknown to him, his last ever collection. On the 15th of July 1997, Gianni Versace is assassinated in his Miami villa in Florida. One month before the tragedy, his last two collections reverberate seemingly prophetic signs. Featuring an interview with Santo Versace.