Versace Spring Summer 2020

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Versace went big on cars because, she said, “when a man becomes a man the first thing he wants is a car.” This also quiet aside to the memory of when her brother Gianni, then aged 19, convinced Donatella, then aged 11, to dye her hair blonde for the first time (which it has forever remained) before sneaking off to a Patty Pravo concert in a car stolen from their parents—which broke down and was lost forever en route.

Another lavishly classical Versace touch was the amphora prints and Lurex knits. Printed vintage Versace fragrance ads on t-shirts and denim were yet another archival flourish.