1.25.2010

LIVING LARGE

Over the top, in your face. Say what you will, but old-school Gianni Versace was killer.

Here: three vintage Versace ads peeled from the pages of House & Garden, two videos featuring chain-clad gangs of amazonian supermodels (Naomi, Kate, Christy, Linda, Helena...) marching to Metallica and the 4 Non Blondes in '94, one of Gianni's residences, and a partridge in a pear tree... (No, but it's sort of like Christmas, isn't it?)

The image of the interior is Gianni Versace's Miami residence.  Evidently, it was a vast departure from his apartment in Milan, the Rizolli palazzo, designed by one of my nearest and dearest anti-decorators— Renzo Mongiardino.  I haven't seen this residence, but I'm dying to! Anyone know where I can find it?
Above, scan from September 1992 House&Garden
Above, scan from September 1991 House&Garden
Above, scan from April 1992 House&Garden

Above, Gianni Versace's Miami residence, scan from Vogue Living: Houses Gardens People.



5 comments:

July Stars said...

I've just discovered your blog and spent the last hour navigating through your list of impressive and inspiring posts! Love it...

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

July- Thank you! So glad you like it. Lauren

-h said...

When I see this versace I'm reminded of this boy that i went to high school with, sometimes he would have days where he would come in full character. One of his memorable ones was wearing those silk versace shirt knock offs, gold jewelry, polyester pants, and messed up fake teeth.

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

H- HAHA! Oh my god, that's fantastic. Maybe he took inspiration from this ad?

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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