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House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival

House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival

Written by Deborah Ball

Narrated by Jo Anna Perrin


House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival

Written by Deborah Ball

Narrated by Jo Anna Perrin

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4/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
12 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Apr 10, 2018
ISBN:
9781977374950
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Versace. The very name conjures up images of outrageous glamour and bold sexuality, opulence and daring. All of course true, but only half the story. Versace is also the legacy of a great creative genius from a poor, backward part of southern Italy who transformed the fashion world through his intuitive understanding of both women and how a changing culture influenced the way they wanted to dress. The first book in English about the legendary designer, House of Versace shows how Gianni Versace, with his flamboyant sister Donatella at his side, combined his virtuosic talent and extraordinary ambition to almost single-handedly create the celebrity culture we take for granted today.

Gianni Versace was at the height of his creative powers when he was murdered in Miami Beach. The story was front page news around the world and the manhunt for his killer a media obsession. His beloved sister Donatella demanded no less than a funeral befitting an assassinated head-of-state to be held in Milan's magnificent cathedral. In what was the ultimate fashion show, the world's rich and beautiful—Princess Dianna, Elton John, Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, Anna Wintour, and others—gathered to mourn a man already considered one of fashion's great pioneers.

Publisher:
Released:
Apr 10, 2018
ISBN:
9781977374950
Format:
Audiobook


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  • (5/5)
    As a midwestern non-fashionista, this story was enthralling. I loved its peppering of ample references to Elton John, of whom I'm a big fan. I learned so much about the family and legacy and truly enjoyed the experience. There were some redundancies, but probably wouldn't be noticed if reading the book vs. listening. At times comical, other times wrenching, the only thing that would make the experience better, would be visuals, so I'd be very excited to "watch" this if it were to ever be made into a limited series documentary. I'll be waiting!