Versace was born on December 2, 1946, in Reggio di Calabria, Italy where he grew up immersed in design. His mother was a dressmaker and Gianni Versace worked with her after completing high school, then iIn 1972, he moved to Milan, where he began freelance design work for Italian labels Genny, Callaghan and Complice. In 1978, Versace launched his own ready-to-wear womenswear collection with his brother Santo and sister Donatella - the House of Versace was always a family affair. The name along with the recognisable ornate ‘Medusa’ emblem have adorned many Versace designs which can be described as alluring, glamorous and classic of sexy rock ’n’ roll-style. Innovatively designed, Versace reinterpreted his fabrics to be bold, modern and powerful color through his choice of colour palettes, vamp aesthetics and liquid fabrics. Throughout his career, Versace designed for many celebrities and royal family members such as Princess Diana, Elton John, Madonna and Tina Turner. Anna Wintour was quoted in The New York Times saying, Versace "was the first to realize the value of celebrity in the front row, and the value of the supermodel, and put fashion on an international media platform." Gianni Versace worked with many ‘supermodels’ such as Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford. In 1997, Gianni Versace was shot and killed outside his home in South Beach, Florida - his sister took over the house of Versace and continues to serve as head of design, while his brother Santo became CEO.
The exceptional Versace eyewear collection exemplifies Gianni Versace’s original over-the-top style with the collection showcasing an array of big, bold frames in both metal and plastic. Versace sunglasses combine superior design and unmatched quality in luxury designs, although extremely wearable, each design is not about simplicity or minimalism instead Versace’s sunglasses range breaks eyewear rules through darling design that is statement-making and glamorous. Versace eyewear is for strong personalities who are self-assured and confident