July, 15th, 2019
“In #ReggioCalabria, in front of our house, there were remains of Greek-Roman mosaics depicting the #Gorgona and we children always went to play there. When I had to choose a symbol, I thought of that ancient myth: those who fall in love with #Medusa have no chance. So why not think that those who are conquered by #Versace cannot go back? It is the seduction that has no end.“
#GianniVersace was larger than himself because Gianni Versace was the sarto provocateur, the craftsman curator, and the artistic artisan, with fertilities of rare intelligence, loyalties of reliable maestria and prolificacies of raw intuitions. Physical beauty, human beauty, beauty at large, eternal and on the move intrigued him. Versace’s sensual aestheticism, being a son of the past and a protagonist of the future but always a man of his time, expressed his optimistic mystique by a style in which veils of an ancient glamour embraced livelinesses of intelligence. #Fashion was substantiated, transforming it into art of the image meets the myth, and ultimately fashion beyond fashion. The liberating impact of anti-understatement was a revolution that involved not only his clothing, but his way of how women and men look, wear, and feel in a lifestyle of hedonistic pleasure of self and others, for others and for themselves. If l#ife means to have, to give, to #suffer, to #love, to #rejoice, Gianni Versace had fifty-one years of rich travels in #humans and #hubris. "I like traveling, I like to meet people of all types and cultures, I like being free: I like to make a dress for my concierge, as I like to do it for a princess. I like being happy with the happiness of others. I like being today as I was yesterday and as I will be tomorrow and always: a boy who plays with his enthusiasm and his curiosity ”. Guardian. Protectress. Gorgon. Sister. #DonatellaVersace keeps fostering the enthusiasm of iconographical context and the curiosity of iconic individuality in a cultural continuity of Gianni’s Magna Graecia. Medusa incarnée herself, Donatella wards us off, apotropaically, ”It’s Versace not Versachee”.
#ALESSANDROBERGA | L’ÉDITOR
#MILAN #MILANO #MODEDIPLOMATIQUE (at Versace)