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FOR YOUR COFFEE TABLE: VERSACE

Donatella Versace has penned a truly stylish and long-awaited history of Versace, the brand she took over in 1997, following the tragic death of her brother, Gianni.

Including 250 colour and black and white photographs over 330 pages, the book is a richly illustrated tome chronicling Donatella’s interpretation of Versace in the 21st Century, and her remarkable work as the curator and face of Versace.

VERSACE by Donatella Versace with Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi, Rizzoli New York, 2016
VERSACE by Donatella Versace with Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi, Rizzoli New York, 2016

Professor at IUAV University of Venice, respected critic and fashion curator Maria Luisa Frisa and editor-in-chief of W magazine Stefano Tonchi co-wrote the book, with contributions from critics including Tim Blanks, Ingrid Sischy and others.

“Versace” includes exclusive contemporary and archival imagery from runway and backstage shots to intimate scenes at the Versace atelier, with accompanying original essays penned by fashion’s most authoritative voices.

Within the glossy pages, there’s inspiring photography by Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel, and Mario Testino among many others; images of Versace fashions modeled by the original “supers,” including Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista; and red-carpet coverage of Hollywood’s elite wearing dazzling Versace couture.

“Versace” by Donatella Versace with Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi, published by Rizzoli New York in 2016 retails for £60.

Versace, 183-184 Sloane St, London, SW1X 9QP.