Want: Vintage Gianni Versace, by William Vintage x Farfetch

Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 09.04.55The recent majestic celebration of the life and oeuvre of Gianni Versace at Milan Fashion Week, where all our favorite supermodels (Bruni, Christensen, Campbell, etc.) joined sister Donatella to bring back the late designer’s bold colorful vision, led several people to announce that this season “it’s Gianni season.” To them, all we have is a slap in the face, as well as a correction; it’s always Gianni Season. Gianni Versace, whose life ended tragically in Miami in 1997, had a take on opulence and fun in fashion that hasn’t been matched since. His cuts, colors, and materials scream 1980s yet endure the test of time for their timeless appeal. The archives from his many collections are fiercely hunted by collectors and shoppers to this day, and for those with such a passion, we’ve got the best news. London-based luxury vintage brand William Vintage  have teamed up with e-commerce platform Farfetch to release 500 pieces by Gianni, spanning a breathtaking 20 years of work, from his early designs in 1977, through to his final Autumn/Winter 1997 collection, and is, as such, believed to be the largest collection ever to become available. Including rare and important pieces from Versace’s most iconic seasons, the launch includes the Warhol-inspired ‘Pop’ collection of 1991, the ‘Bondage’ collection of Autumn/Winter 1992 and the fabled ‘Punk’ collection of Spring/Summer 1994, amongst many other key runway looks of the era. “Gianni Versace was about pure, unadulterated glamour and his collections were always joyful,” William Banks-Blaney, Founder of William Vintage commented. “Within that exuberance was a designer with an eye for precision and superb tailoring and who above all else loved women.” The collection dropped today, and is available here, but be quick! This might very well be your last chance to get your hands on a pair of his silk trousers.

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