The beautiful Neoclassical Kronprinzenpalais – Crown Princes’ Palace – located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte currently, and until April 13th, is the meeting place for collectors, enthusiasts, fashionistas, and the media that want to pay tribute to one of the most iconic Italian fashion designers, Gianni Versace.
His unique and extroverted style disrupted the fashion-world. He created colorful, wearable Pop-Art and fathered the supermodel era, unisex fashion, and even the idea of personalities as unique brands. He loved Germany and Berlin in particular, and now, forty years after his very first fashion show was organized in 1978 in the small German city of Lippstadt, and twenty-four years after his first exhibition in Berlin, the ‘Gianni Versace Retrospective‘ exhibition is the perfect occasion to indulge in all the beauty conceived by this extraordinary man.
Thanks to the effort and cooperation of passionate private collectors from Italy, Brazil, Greece, and the US, the retrospective presents to the public an impressive number and variety of clothes and breathtaking accessories, including many famous fashion-highlights and pieces worn by celebrities like Sting, Madonna, Elton John, Lady Diana Spencer, and top-models like Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista. This is what makes ‘Gianni Versace Retrospective’ the largest and most spectacular Gianni Versace exhibition ever seen that, together with numerous additional events, will commemorate his life and work. The extraordinary effort, enthusiasm, and love for Versace emerging from his Berlin retrospective will certainly achieve its aim to preserve the designer’s work for posterity.
Ilona Catani Scarlett