In the center of the New York Stock Exchange, Donatella Versace built a golden replica of New York’s Lady Liberty’s torch. This would be the best tribute to the Michael Kors homeland, the company that has recently acquired the house of Versace for $2.1 billion under its new name, Capri Holdings.
Another tribute set the tone for the show that was held on December 2nd, which would have been Gianni Versace’s 72nd birthday. Keeping her late brother’s legacy alive, Donatella Versace presented a collection inspired by one of Gianni’s most iconic collections, Spring 1994, with many references an details revisited by Donatella to create a whole new look not far from the roots of the house. From a reimagined version of the brand’s iconic, deep V dress (made famous by Jennifer Lopez on the 2000 Grammys red carpet), to a remix of the lavish prints that the Italian fashion house is known for, every single look at the show is injected with a sense of sultriness and youthful energy.
Runway stars including the recently married Hailey Baldwin (who changed her Instagram handle to @haileybieber), Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Liu Wen, Fei Fei Sun, Dilone, Selena Forrest and more were tapped to walk in the New York show.
The front row was also packed with stars, from Bradley Cooper, to Lupita Nyong’o, Uma Thurman, Mary J. Blige, and other famous Versace friends.