Versace’s style was quite theatrical even in ready-to-wear collections. Versace has a lot of works for the theater, he actively collaborated with choreographers Maurice Bejard, Roland Petit, John Cox, William Forsyth.
In 1982 Versace undertakes his first collaboration with the theatre world, designing the costumes for Richard Strauss’s ballet Josephs legende (The Legend of Joseph) for La Scala in Milan. He does this once again for Gustav Mahler’s Lieb und Leid (Love and Sorrow). In 1984 – for Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale”, Bejard’s “Dionysus”, in 1987 for” Solomea”, in 1990 for “Capriccio” with graphics, based on abstracts by Sonia Delaunay.
Versace in black and white is the closest to elegance, there are no excessively shining rhinestones in all the colors of the rainbow and intense color combinations.
Of course, it is interesting to watch how the sketch turns into a costume, because when you look at the drawing, you figure out how the fashion designer will embody it, and then you see either a silk painting or embroidery and applique.
American-English actress and model Kelly LeBrock was one of the most beautiful women of the 1980s. Her acting debut was in The Woman in Red (1984), co-starring Gene Wilder. She also starred in the films Weird Science (1985), directed by John Hughes, and Hard to Kill (1990), with Steven Seagal.
LeBrock began her career as a model at age 16. Her breakthrough came at 19, when she starred in a 24-page spread in Vogue magazine. Shortly afterwards, she contracted with Christian Dior to work for that fashion label for 30 days a year.
At 1980s Kelly Le Brock also had Gianni Versace‘s campaigns.
As a fashion model Kelly LeBrock became especially recognizable for the Pantene shampoo commercial spokeswomanwhose line, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” became a pop culture catchphrase.
Kelly LeBrock subsequently appeared on numerous magazine covers and in fashion spreads, and became one of Eileen Ford’s most sought-after models.
Campaign shot by legendary Steven Meisel portrays together Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington, Gisele Bündchen, Kaia Gerber.
“This campaign represents the link between past and present. You need to know who you are, and where you are coming from, to build your future. And when you are at the head of a brand with such a strong heritage as mine, you can only embrace it. This is the reason why I wanted to see this iconic super model cast next to the soon-to-be-iconic girls of the future.” – explaine Donatella Versace.