Versace, 1980


Jerry Hall, cast as sexual goddess, with a pile of haughty flesh stroking at her heel. This Gianni Versace ad from 1980 presages the hard edged, highly erotic, glamazon focus that Versace’s work would take on at the end of the decade and make him an international juggernaut.

As the Met opens its “Model as Muse” exhibit next week, it offers a prescient view on how such inspirations can inevitably affect a designer’s world.



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