The house’s Fall 2011 campaign is also perpetuating a new Versace era; instead of Mario Testino, who has done Versace campaign honors since 2004, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott were the photographers of choice, a Versace first. And rather than featuring a celebrity or a blonde — as is typical for Versace — the campaign focuses on the brunette Saskia de Brauw. “For me, it is expected to have the blonde girl, the sexy girl, and this is what Versace meant recently,” explained Donatella. “But I thought about how in the past, when Gianni used girls like Kristen McMenamy and Stella Tennant, everyone was always saying, ‘Wow, this is not a Versace girl, she is not blonde.’ Sometimes you need to renew yourself to work better and to make a little bit of a push.” Of the resulting images, Versace added: “It’s a glamorous woman and it’s a little pop, which I love. Mert and Marcus are very talented and full of ideas. This season is just the beginning. I want to push something different and new.”
This seasons ‘Versace man’ collection for men is obviously fooling around with shapes, proportions, colors and graphics..pretty much hes getting more comfortable and open minded to fashion, and being introduced to the contemporary look. This look is not suppose to shine and stand out, its calm serene, and focused more on the luxury of the collection. I cant get enough of the fine tailoring and different fabrics being used. The focus this season to me was focused more on the shoulders, coats, and detailing of the mans body. The combination of long, short, and extended waistlines totally work for this collection, its a vintage look, and at the same time very contemporary, and I totally recognize the Versace code the ‘3-D effect. threads, astrakhan necks of the coats also posses a three-dimensional aspect. The colors include electric blue, camel, red, purple and flashes of hot pink. Suits explore a full range of grey , and the key fabrics are cashmere and wool.
“Right now what I’m wearing is an archive Gianni Versace.” Gaga said and continued: “This was never seen before. It is a dress that was made before he died. And actually I’m wearing only Versace for like the next two months. I’m having a love affair with Donatella”
Christy Turlington by Irving Penn wearing a maxi skirt with the same print. Gianni Versace early 90′s. Summer 1991
Miss GaGa is bringing back Vintage Versace in the hardest way. This woman knows fashion, cant doubt her at all, I respect her for her education of fashion, and the way she wears it.
Versace Fall 1991 pleated skirt…and boots from Gianni Versace Fall 1992 Bondage collection
For her performance at Roma EuroPride 2011 Gaga stepped the stage dressed in black and white haute couture maxi skirt from Atelier Versace Fall 1992 one of the Fall 1992 campaign visuals shot by Patrick Demarchelier, a legendary photographer.
….this black signature dress belongs to the Atelier Versace Fall 1997, the last haute couture collection designed by Gianni Versace himself I do believe.
SOURCE: www.gagafashionland.com, lady-gaga.net
Today the ‘Lizzie Borden’ character Chloe Sevigny aka Indie Queen was photo’d at The Chateau Marmont today wearing a very rare Gianni Versace suit. Personally Chloe never goes wrong in my eyes and she again proved that to me…shes Poppington!!