When people talk about Versace clothing, accessories, or home goods, my first thought is always, “before or after the unfortunate death of the genius designer”?
Face it, when Gianni Versace was alive the designs of the Italian house were legendary. Now that his sister (Donatella) and brother (Santo) run the firm, it’s simply not the same. The items are still lovely, but they are not Gianni Versace.
For this reason, some of Gianni Versace’s creations are now even more valuable. Some of his most icon pieces are selling for upwards of $30,000.000 like his famous safety-pin dress worn by Elizabeth Hurley.
Celebrities, socalites, and other rich and famous don’t like to be photographed in the same outfit more than once so this creates a resale market for lucky people who pay attention to consignments and estate sales.
For instance, several Gianni Versace dresses are currently on the resale market with very steep price tags. Many say that his dresses of the 1990’s were his best work, and I agree. The more beads on the dress the better, and the harder it was to make, better yet.
Gianni Versace was deemed the “Rock n’ Roll designer” because he designed for clients like Elton John, Jennifer Lopez. Michael Jackson, and others. Versace had also designed clothing for the Princess Diana and Princess Caroline of Monaco.
Top models like Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Claudia Schiffer were always among Versace’s runway shows as well as his print ads. It was at this time that the term ‘super model’ was created.
When Jennifer Lopez stunned the crowd In 2000 with the deep cut green Versace dress at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards the fashion world was rocked and the buzz lasted for months. Then in 2008 when Elizabeth Hurley was seen in Versace’s famous ‘safety pin dress’ the world again was treated with another iconic Versace design that will go down in history.
If you are interested in liquidating any Versace pieces, new or old, contact us for assistance. We will work to insure you gain the greatest return possible.