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Gianni Versace Retrospective

Start Date 03 December 2022
End Date 07 May 2023
Venue Groninger Museum
Location Groningnen, Netherlands
Curator Karl von der Ahé and Saskia Lubnow
An upwards view of three differently coloured mannequins - blue, burgundy and orange - wearing colourful printed dresses.
A view of many silk shirts, featuring different colours and prints, worn on tailor's dummies.
Six black and gold mannequins wear ornately patterned gold and black Greco inspired designs.

One of the most influential couturiers ever comes to life at the Groninger Museum in Gianni Versace Retrospective. This colourful, daring, emotional exhibition takes visitors inside the eccentric Italian fashion designer’s world of extravagant clothing and lavish catwalk shows in which clothing, pop music and design come spectacularly together. Gianni Versace was murdered 25 years ago, but his revolutionary spirit lives on in the fashion of today. From 3 December 2022 through 7 May 2023, the Groninger Museum honours Gianni Versace and his trailblazing designs.

Gianni Versace Retrospective showcases outfits, accessories, fabrics, drawings, interior designs, and footage of legendary shows harking back to the Italian designer’s glory days between 1989 and 1997, all testifying to his extraordinary creativity. Gianni Versace linked fashion with music, photography and graphic design and led the way in the transformation of fashion shows and advertising campaigns into works of art. He succeeded in bringing the arts together as no one had before. All the items in the exhibition are original pieces, sourced from international private collections.