Gianni Versace usually referred to as Versace is an Italian luxury fashion company founded by Gianni Versace in 1978 known for flashy prints and bright colors. The company produces Italian-made ready-to-wear and accessories, as well as haute couture under its Atelier Versace brand and licenses its name and branding to Luxottica for eyewear. Gianni Versace being a native of Calabria, in the ancient Magna Grecia, the company logo is inspired by Medusa, a figure from Greek mythology.


In 1972, Gianni Versace designed his first collections for Callaghan, Genny, and Complice. In 1978, the company launched under the name "Gianni Versace Donna” and opened its first boutique in Milan's Via della Spiga. Gianni independently controlled much of the brand, from designing to retailing. In 1981 the Versace house released their first ever fragrance, Gianni Versace for Women. In 1982, the company expanded its offerings to include accessories, jewelry, home furnishings, and china. In 1993, Donatella Versace added the Young Versace and Versus lines. In 1994, the brand gained international coverage from the black Versace dress of Elizabeth Hurley, referred in the media as "that dress".

Why should you buy a Versace watch?

Versace has very good quality watches for the fashion category segment. Versace being an Italian brand yet the watches are made in Switzerland. Thus they are Swiss made and keeping high quality standards into consideration.