A City as vibrant as he was. Also, the roots of his success lies in Germany: His very first fashion show was organized in 1978 in the small city of Lippstadt. In 1994 Gianni had his first exhibition in Berlin and was so fascinated, that he planned to come back. Three years later, at the height of his success, Gianni Versace was murdered outside his home in Miami, Florida – with myths and speculation about the motives.
Thus, 2018 is the perfect year for commemorating an extraordinary man and his work in the most spectacular exhibition ever, brought to Berlin by private collectors from Italy, Brazil, Greece and USA, including many famous fashion-highlights and pieces worn by celebrities like Sting, Madonna, Elton John or Lady Diana and top-models like Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell or Linda Evangelista.
To this day, Gianni Versace is one of the most respected and admired designers of all times. His unique and extroverted style disrupted the fashion-world. He created colorful, wearable Pop-Art and invented the supermodel era, unisex fashion and even the idea of personalities as a brand for themselves.
The extraordinary efforts, the enthusiasm and the love of the collectors Andrea Wilemon (USA), Eri Kakawa (Greece), Alexandre Stefani (Brazil) and Antonio Caravano (Italy) achieved this project to preserve his work for posperity. The palace of the crown prince (Kronprinzenpalais) has become the meeting place for collectors, enthusiasts, fashionistas and media to honour one of the best, gone much too early. The exhibition and numerous additional events revive the spirit of Gianni Versace, expressing a powerful idea and emotional approach to his way of life and work.
The curated Berlin Retrospective hosts a vast number of artefacts, making it the largest exhibition of Gianni Versace‘s original craft ever seen. Close relatives of Gianni are taking part in the project in person, as well as some of his famous companions, muses and fans. Together their enthusiasm and authenticity guarantee an outstanding presentation of his work in fashion and accessories – in the heart of Berlin.
and all shows take place in the beautiful Kronprinzenpalais, located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte.
Unter den Linden 3
Monday through Sunday
10.00 – 20.00
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing
Helpful links for Berlin-visitors:
Plan your visit www.berlin.de
Public Transportation www.bvg.de
We recommend buying your tickets online to save time and avoid long queues. Go directly to the cashier to be checked in.
The exhibition contains key pieces from Gianni Versace's collections from the 80's and 90's up until 1997
His inspiration from ancient greek motives (e.g. Medusa) and many more.
Through Baroque, Teatro, Bondage, Animal print, Punk, Pop-Art, Miami, etc. are all represented in the exhibition.
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The opening show of the Gianni Versace Restropective on the 30th of january.
A full house with the international press and media, many celebrities (e.g. Supermodel Markus Schenkenberg and Pat Cleveland) and an enthusiastic audience.
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