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:
The fashion show scene recreated Gianni’s 1997 haute couture show, with it's leather headbands and Gianni's Versace bride. It represents a poignant moment in the 90s where a pre-existing desire for athletic, healthy models shifted to one for the ‘waifs’. We see this as a point of contention between the Versace siblings. We particularly enjoyed the recreation of Versace’s ‘bride’ in her glittering silver dress and veil.
In the series, Gianni is quoted as saying:
'A bride, in a silver dress, with a veil pulled back behind her head, not covering her face. Not a virgin bride, a Versace bride. She will be a woman who's loved many men before. A woman who's finally found her equal, a match for her passions. She won't be dainty, she won't be timid. She will be proud and strong. And that's how I will end my show. '
Watch the original show, which took place at the Ritz in Paris, here.