If I had to pick just one moment to see from this year Milano Fashion Week SS18, I would definitely have chosen the Versace runway. I would have picked Donatella and her original supermodels.
Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen close the show at Versace at Milano Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 this season, at at Milan’s Triennale museum. And that is not the first thing that counts.
The message – “we’re here to celebrate a genius, an icon, my brother” was Donatella status for this special runway. “Imagine a world without his risk-taking”. “Gianni, we’ve always recognized how powerful women are. Gianni, we love you. This is for you.”
The collection – Donatella Versace pulled directly from archives the key prints and pieces from the years 1991–95, the period that saw some of Gianni Versace’s most iconic collections: Vogue, Warhol, My Friend Elton, Icons, Baroque, Animalia, Native Americans, Tresor de la Mer, Metal Mesh, and Butterflies. From each of these print motifs, Donatella Versace remade and reinterpreted the blouses, square-shouldered jackets, leggings, catsuits, corsets, trenches, mini sheaths, and maxi skirts.
The new supermodels – all the new names were here (maybe we could talk about a new generation of superstars): Gigi Hadid, Natasha Poly, Kaia Gerber (yes, the daughter of Cindy Crawford).
The icons – Carla Bruni, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Helena Christensen – wore gorgeous gold gowns (inspired by (Metal Mesh collection, Fall ’94) and joined Donatella arm in arm on stage for her final bow while George Michael’s 1990 hit “Freedom” blasted from the speakers. This moment was intended to be a reenactment of the finale for Versace’s AW92 presentation in 1991.
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