The Assassination of Gianni Versace: Best Fashion Moments
The hit TV series The Assassination of Gianni Versace has been an explosion of visual opulence: colourful rococo prints, medusa heads, studded leather, and general onslaught of golden-accented nineties gaudiness.
For a crime series to be so deeply entrenched in the realm of fashion is rare, and impressive when one considers there was absolutely no involvement or assistance from the House of Versace, with Donatella stating that the show was a 'work of fiction'. Rather, costume designers Lou Eyrich and Alison Leach went about gathering vintage Versace from online re-sellers and meticulously re-creating Gianni's era-defining looks themselves.
The result? A wardrobe so extensive that it had to be stored in warehouses during filming, and so remarkable that we've rounded up our favourite looks below:
Versace robes of today – with their frenzied clashing and colossal, staring Medusa heads – are often met with a raised eyebrow or two, especially given their penchant for attracting the flashy and the trashy.
But, Ricky Martin (who gives a commendable performance as Gianni's partner, Antonio D’Amico) is clad in a simplistic, elegant rendition. It is not clear if this is authentic Versace or a clever recreation, but the mirroring of the clean blue and white print in the geometric mosaics of the backdrop is visually very satisfying.