In 1995 showgirls (by Paul Verhoeven) ranked as the worst film of the late 20th century. However, over time this shocking high-voltage story was crowned as a cult comedy or “wonderful trash” for directors like John Waters either Quentin Tarantino. The truth is that the film, set in Las Vegas, is an overdose of the cliché of the Hollywood dream told through glitter, neon, thongs and false nails. One of the most iconic scenes in the film occurs when Nomi Malone (played by elizabeth berkley) wants to go sophisticated and says that her heart-stopping dress, for which she has been saving, is from “Versáis”. That brand symbolized the highest that could be reached in the nineties: clothing from the firm created by Gianni Versace It was the ultimate symbol of success, power, luxury, class and even a certain debauchery.
A jump in time takes us to one of the most moving videos on YouTube of Donatella Versacewhere the Italian creator explains to English speakers how to correctly pronounce the brand: it is said see-sa-che. Last night the two anecdotes floated in the air at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, a city that fuels the designer’s “curiosity” and which, for her, is synonymous with freedom: “in Los Angeles I feel freer, I don’t know, maybe it’s the ocean”, he recognized for WWD. There the parade was held with the collection of Versace for him fall winter 2023/2024.
The firm moved its usual call in Milan to invite a battalion of stars in what seemed like the red carpet of some great film, music or entertainment awards. Demi Mooreaccompanied by her daughter Rumer Willis pregnant; the trio hilton (Paris and Nicky, with their mother Kathy); Pamela Anderson, with a spectacular fringed coat-cape; and even cher (holding hands with her boyfriend, alexander edwards), Miley Cyrus, Elton John either lil nas x They came to see the parade. The list continues with actresses of the moment like Anne Hathaway (ascent to some very high platforms), lily james (with a style that radically breaks with the image of Emily in Paris) or Dua Lipa.
All of them were very attentive to the outfits of supermodels of yesterday and today as Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Irina Shayk, Victoria Ceretti, Emily Ratajkowski, Jill Kortleve or Naomi Campbellwhich closed the parade on the catwalk.
The inspiration behind the collection goes back precisely to the year 1995, specifically to the firm’s Atelier collection. The result has been a fusion of predominantly black garments ranging from wide jeans worn with rigid corsets to pencil skirts paired with jackets, shiny textures such as satin and crocodile effect, and a series of maxi dresses with skirts. very bulky that “screams” red carpet.
The similarities between last night’s show and that of 1995 are best exemplified in the semi-transparent crystal dress that she wore almost 30 years ago helena christensen on catwalk.
Also the look with which Gigi Hadid opened the parade in Los Angeles, has a lot of nostalgia with that first outfit of the 1995 parade, on that occasion in white and worn by Claudia Schiffer.
Throughout the entire collection there are common references between one collection and another: the flowers, the sparkles, the jacket suits and the pencil skirts are reinterpreted from two different moments and perspectives but are completely recognizable.
In the front row…
On the catwalk…
Just a few days before the 2023 Oscars, it is possible that one of Versace’s guests has had a crush on the red carpet