As the fashion pack descends on Italy for Milan Fashion Week, the streets start brimming with sartorial excellence. From slouchy suiting to eye-popping prints, see who’s sporting the best street-style looks from the catwalk. If you were wondering who was going to give Milan Fashion Week its most epic runway model moment, the question has been answered. At Versace’s Spring 2018 show, Donatella shut it all down with a supermodel reunion of epic proportions.
In memory of Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, Gianni Versace, Donatella Versace reunited with the original cast of ’90s supermodels for a special 20th-anniversary showcase at Milan Fashion Week. Donatella Versace took her bow at today’s Spring 2018 show at Milan Fashion Week.
To mark the 20th anniversary of her brother Gianni Versace’s death, Donatella sent out a parade of looks inspired by Gianni’s most iconic creations. There were the butterfly prints, the Medusa heads, the studded leather, the safety pins, and more, all coming together in a touching tribute of supermodels in Gianni’s signature golden chain mail.
Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, and Helena Christensen all walked hand-in-hand behind Donatella for an incredible finale down the runway. Each wearing a gold Versace chainmail gown, the surprise reunion made for a truly goosebumps.
On top of that, the group of women walked down the runway to the late George Michael’s song “Freedom ’90.” Campbell and Crawford were two of the supermodels who starred in the music video for Michael’s song in 1990.
The left guests to focus on the front row, which included Amber Valletta and a whole host of Italian fashion designers. Former Versus Versace creative director (and current Saint Laurent boss) Anthony Vaccarello was seated next to Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, who was beside Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli. Notably absent was the onetime heir apparent, Riccardo Tisci.
The clothing itself was full of the lush, busy prints the label is known for, in addition to a bedazzled print meant to look a collage of Vogue covers and a print mimicking Andy Warhol’s famous Marilyn Monroe portraits, all signatures of Gianni’s work.