Vulgar Favors: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Vulgar Favors: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Read the true story of the manhunt that inspired The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the latest chapter of the acclaimed FX series.   On July 15, 1997, Gianni Versace was shot and killed on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. But months before Versace’s murder, award-winning journalist Maureen Orth was already investigating a major story on Cunanan for Vanity Fair. Culled from interviews with more than four hundred people and insights gleaned from thousands of pages of police reports, Vulgar Favors tells the complete story of Andrew Cunanan, his unwitting victims, and the moneyed world in which they lived . . . and died. Orth reveals how Cunanan met Versace, and why police and the FBI repeatedly failed to catch him. Here is a gripping odyssey that races across America—from California’s wealthy gay underworld to modest Midwestern homes of families mourning the loss of their sons to South Beach and its unapologetic decadence. Vulgar Favors is at once a masterwork of investigative journalism and a riveting account of a sociopath, his crimes, and the mysteries he left along the way.   “The breadth and thoroughness of [Maureen] Orth’s research are often staggering.”—The New York Times   “Fascinating . . . ripe...

  • ASIN: 0525482571

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

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

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.   ...

  • ASIN: 0307406520

Versace

Versace

A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history of Versace, the glamorous and globally renowned Italian fashion house. Versace—a name that epitomizes Italian opulence, bold sexiness, and a flair for the extravagant—holds its place firmly in the fashion world as a legendary and iconic luxury brand. Taking over the creative artistic direction of the family-run fashion house in 1997, the enigmatic and alluring Donatella Versace has since catapulted the brand into popular culture, cementing Versace as a go-to label for A-list celebrities. This richly illustrated tome chronicles Donatella’s interpretation of Versace in the twenty-first century and her remarkable work as the curator and face of Versace. Versace includes exclusive contemporary and archival imagery from runway and backstage shots to intimate scenes at the Versace atelier, with accompanying original essays penned by fashion’s most authoritative voices. Featuring arresting photography by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Steven Meisel, among many others; images of Versace fashions modeled by the original "supers," such as Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista; and red-carpet coverage of Hollywood’s elite wearing dazzling Versace couture, this glittering volume delivers the magnetic vibrancy, ...

  • Brand: Stefano Tonchi Maria Luisa Frisa
  • ASIN: 0847846075

The Versace Legend

The Versace Legend

An intimate portrait of an incredibly talented and respected fashion icon, this biography traces Gianni Versace’s life from his youth in Reggio Calabria, Italy, to his early shows at museums in Milan to his untimely, tragic murder by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in Miami. An extraordinary talent with an appetite for world cultures, a nostalgia for the past, and an ability to artistically anticipate the future—all of which manifests itself in his glamorous designs worn by Elton John, Princess Diana, The Notorious B.I.G., Elizabeth Hurley, and many other movie stars, models, and celebrities—Versace’s name is equated with beautiful women, grandiose sexiness, and decadent boldness. This account looks beyond the icon, detailing his home and personal life, including relationships with his lovers and with his sister and brother, who both currently run the Gianni Versace clothier.

  • Brand: Brand: Baldini Castoldi Dalai Editore Inc
  • ASIN: 8860734274

The Versace Legend

The Versace Legend

An intimate portrait of an incredibly talented and respected fashion icon, this biography traces Gianni Versace’s life from his youth in Reggio Calabria, Italy, to his early shows at museums in Milan to his untimely, tragic murder by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in Miami. An extraordinary talent with an appetite for world cultures, a nostalgia for the past, and an ability to artistically anticipate the future—all of which manifests itself in his glamorous designs worn by Elton John, Princess Diana, The Notorious B.I.G., Elizabeth Hurley, and many other movie stars, models, and celebrities—Versace’s name is equated with beautiful women, grandiose sexiness, and decadent boldness. This account looks beyond the icon, detailing his home and personal life, including relationships with his lovers and with his sister and brother, who both currently run the Gianni Versace clothier.

  • ASIN: B008SLFWHY

The Art of Being You

The Art of Being You

Presents images from both the late designer's private art collection and fashion photography featuring his designs

  • Brand: Brand: Abbeville Press
  • ASIN: 0789204363

Versace's Medusa: Andrew Cunanan

Versace's Medusa: Andrew Cunanan

The world’s most successful gays are found in California and Florida, as are its most prolific serial killers. This literary thriller takes the form of a memoir in which Gianni Versace’s Great Gatsby life story is cut short by Andrew Cunanan in a scene out of Cruising. The cast includes the exotic poster boy killer with a series of faces, a pair of handsome, star-crossed former lovers, two innocent strangers seized at random, the undisputed Tsar of fashion and gay Baroque design, mysterious sets of HIV-test results, secret societies, suicides, and a frenzied media coverage. The novel retells the story of that murderous spree during the summer of 1997. It dramatically recreates those events and reveals the motivations of the unique serial killer, the celebrity designer, and the mysterious narrator. Set against a background of gay and Art Déco lifestyle in South Beach, Miami, the worlds of high culture and fashion, Calvin Klein underwear models, recreational drug taking, sex (casual, anonymous, consensual non-consent), leather, S&M-B&D, and of HIV-AIDS are explored. Previous serial killers like “The Doodler” and “The Scorecard Killer” are called to account as are those who thank God for HIV/AIDS and believe that gays like devils deserve to be burned. The fear and loath...

  • Brand: Diamond C T Patrick
  • ASIN: 1511968281

Versace (Universe of Fashion)

Versace (Universe of Fashion)

Gianni Versace has said of himself, "I don't care for half-measures. I believe in making clear-cut choices." Versace's fashion is about such bold and unequivocal choices. Unafraid of being denounced by those less daring and more fearful than himself, he makes fashion meant to be worn by those who share his desire for risk--who share his honesty about sexuality and his self-confidence in aesthetic choice. Traditionally, fashion designers begin with innovations in their first collections, develop fans and followers, and ultimately settle into a style that is the designer's trademark, with modest adaptations to the season and fashion currents. Gianni Versace is different. The New York Times remarked on a 1996 showing: "Gianni Versace ended the day with his collection, dedicated to 'a woman who listens to classical music but enjoys rock, who reads The New Yorker and Calvino but can have a laugh at gossipy chronicles, who adores wearing Versace with Calvin Klein jeans or Versace jeans with a Chanel jacket.' If that sounds like a personal ad . . . it could be, because Mr. Versace is not setting up housekeeping with clients who have married him in the past; he is always courting someone new." Indeed, Versace is an uncompromising designer--one who develops and expands not only in the pub...

  • Brand: Brand: Universe
  • ASIN: 0789300907

Gianni Versace: Fashion's Last Emperor

Gianni Versace: Fashion's Last Emperor

Traces the life and death of the Italian fashion designer, with photographs of many of his designs

  • ASIN: 0233993428

Avedon: Something Personal

Avedon: Something Personal

An intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion and portrait photographer who “helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture” (The New York Times), by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma Stevens and award-winning author Steven M. L. Aronson. Richard Avedon was arguably the world’s most famous photographer—as artistically influential as he was commercially successful. Over six richly productive decades, he created landmark advertising campaigns, iconic fashion photographs (as the star photographer for Harper’s Bazaar and then Vogue), groundbreaking books, and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone. He also went on the road to find and photograph remarkable uncelebrated faces, with an eye toward constructing a grand composite picture of America. Avedon dazzled even his most dazzling subjects. He possessed a mystique so unique it was itself a kind of genius—everyone fell under his spell. But the Richard Avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation: he relentlessly curated his reputation and controlled his image, managing to remain, for all his exposure, among the most private of celebrities. No one knew him better than did Norma Stevens, who for thirty years was his business partner and closest confidan...

  • ASIN: 0812994434
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On July 7, 2017, ABC 20/20 aired a special documentary about the murder of internationally renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace on the steps of his oceanfront mansion in South Beach Miami dominated global headlines during the summer of 1997. Versace's death was the last in a string of murders...

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