Versace is an Italian fashion company founded by Gianni Versace in 1978.
The first Versace boutique was opened in Via della Spiga in 2000, and its popularity was immediate. Today, Versace is one of the world's leading international fashion houses. Versace designs, markets, and distributes luxury clothing, accessories, makeup and home furnishings.
In 1994, the brand became a household name after the widespread coverage of the Black Versace dress of Elizabeth Hurley.
The story behind this very Italian brand is closely tied the Versace family, first with Gianni who presented his first collection in Milan in 1978, then with Donatella who inherited her role as creative director. To give credit where credit is due, Gianni created a brand that is one-of-a-kind in its field, a symbol of Italian fashion around the world. Donatella has certainly done her part as well in maintaining the luxury brand which Gianni created. Gianni's trademark was his characteristic bold, colorful and breathtaking designs and Dontatella continues to develop the brand's distinctive and well-loved design.