Fashion Flashback: Versace FW91

Versace is the buzzy brand of the moment. Donatella Versace’s SS18 show was a tribute to her brother Gianni, marking the 20th anniversary of his 1997 death. At the end of the show, which was filled with archival prints and homages to his most popular pieces, a group of the original supermodels took to the runway and did one turn down the catwalk in head-to-toe sparkling gowns. They marched to George Michael’s Freedom, bringing the audience back to the Fall 1991 show when the moment originally happened. Most of us on social media weren’t even alive when the original show occurred, but any fashion fanatic knows it was a moment for life. The show that I am featuring today is the original, and here are the original looks with, you guessed it, the original supermodels. Divine!

This collection is simply iconic. There’s no other word to describe it. I challenge you to spot the pieces which Donatella reimagined for the new season in this show. See the full collection here.

Also, I recommend reading this article about how 2017 was the year of Donatella Versace from the beginning of December. As a bonus, there are a few great photos of the early 90s supermodels thrown in.

Eve Gardiner is the founder and content creator behind evegardiner.com

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