Versace is one of the biggest talking points for the upcoming season, thanks to Donatella's outstanding tribute collection to her late brother Gianni Versace in which she revisited his archive designs from 1991 to 1995. At the show in Milan, Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen walked to George Michael's Freedom in fitted metallic gowns while the likes of Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber wore the house's signature pastels and loud baroque prints. These garish vintage styles suddenly feel relevant again, so much so that Net-a-Porter has quadrupled its buy of the brand for next season. To celebrate the Versace revival, we take a look back at some of the most iconic moments from the archive.
This Patrick Demarchelier image of models wearing colourful Versace is truly iconic.
Naomi Campbell wearing a green Versace dress in Vogue in 1990 with earrings almost the size of her face.
Anyone else suddenly craving a pastel yellow outfit?
Models backstage in Versace's signature gold chain jewellery and crop tops in 1992.
Subtle Versace is not.
Linda Evangelista nailing the "walking away" look.
Black corseted dresses are another Versace signature, as modelled by Kate Moss in 1990.
Gianni Versace poses backstage with the models who wore his leopard print–filled collection in 1991.
These Versace prints are making a comeback this spring.
Gold vintage-style chain belts, as seen here from the 1992 show, are also big news this spring.
The silver chainmail dress is making a comeback, and here is an original from the S/S '94 collection.
Cindy Crawford wearing a Versace slip dress in Vogue in 1998.
Claudia Schiffer wearing a colourful minidress with a dramatic train in 1991.