I picked up a Versace book at a used book shop in Mile End in Montreal. They had so, so many books I wanted and I could have easily spent a few hundred dollars! I narrowed it down to a few and this was one. I have retrospective books on Alexander Mcqueen and Roberto Cappucci, and I really enjoy the way they are put together. No models, just focusing on the clothing.
I scanned in some of my favorites, they all have that wonderful 80’s and 90’s wildness!
I didn’t realize until I read through this book that the Versace for H&M collection from last fall was pulled right from the archives. I guess that’s why some of the advertisements say ‘The very best of Versace‘.
(Personal scans from Gianni Versace by Richard Martin for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997)