Versace Ad Campaign, 1991
It was about going back to when we started and then I took myself further still to Adam and Eve and the snake and the tense quality of that, that disturbing thing, and then I thought about Medusa and Versace.
– Raf Simons on his Spring 2010 collection
Gianni Versace was the scion for excess in the 90’s, his Latin-Mediterranean sensuality updating the past decade’s exuberance for a cyber punk- hyper visual world. In the face of minimalism, Gianni excelled at juggling a graphic mélange of pattern and texture that felt current, seductive, humorous, and relevant. And right now, it’s a current in the air…