Gianni Versace was a revolutionary Italian fashion designer, who founded Gianni Versace SpA in 1978.
He was known for his bold, sexy designs and for transforming fashion shows into star-studded events.
Despite facing criticism and a rare cancer, Versace ventured into various fields including haute couture, costume design and publishing.
In 1997, he was tragically murdered by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, which many believed was at the peak of his 25-year career.
His work was posthumously honored at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his sister, Donatella, took over as head designer of the Versace label.
I have selected the best quotes by Gianni Versace.
Gianni Versace Quotes
My dream was always to be a composer, but fashion came very easily. ~ Gianni Versace.
Designing came to me. I didn’t have to move. ~ Gianni Versace.
I don’t license everywhere. I take care of my name. ~ Gianni Versace.
It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better. ~ Gianni Versace.
In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do. ~ Gianni Versace.
I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom. ~ Gianni Versace.
Fashion needs incredible women, alive, stimulating, with style like Diana Vreeland. She is the most. The way she talks expresses all her values. ~ Gianni Versace.
I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future. ~ Gianni Versace.
I liked women as a shape to dress. ~ Gianni Versace.
My only dream is to get old and finally have time to read all the books that I’m collecting. ~ Gianni Versace.
I want always to be positive. ~ Gianni Versace.
I’m a little like Marco Polo, going around and mixing cultures. ~ Gianni Versace.
Best Gianni Versace Quotes
Glamour is back, but with a minimalist touch. ~ Gianni Versace.
I hate the traffic over there. Why don’t they start to build moving pathways to replace all the streets? I see New York in a very futuristic way, but they must do something new. ~ Gianni Versace.
I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body. ~ Gianni Versace.
I never fall down. I always fight. ~ Gianni Versace.
I think it’s the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers. ~ Gianni Versace.
Fashion goes with the feeling of the moment. It’s related to movies, to art, to young people’s taste. ~ Gianni Versace.
I love photography and art-directing is something that I really would enjoy to do. ~ Gianni Versace.
Perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance – a detail that subtly underscores the look, an invisible extra that completes a man and a woman’s personality. Without it there is something missing. ~ Gianni Versace.
That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live. ~ Gianni Versace.
I really want to make clothes that are feminine and help women look beautiful. ~ Gianni Versace.
Top Gianni Versace Quotes
Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they’re doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real. ~ Gianni Versace.
I watch women continuously. I want them to look beautiful, I am not interested in making them funny, but just beautiful. They have got to look marvelous to please their own men. ~ Gianni Versace.
Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes. ~ Gianni Versace.
Decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live. ~ Gianni Versace.
I am a typical Italian; I love the clan. But I don’t think about getting married. ~ Gianni Versace.
I love very much the night after every fashion show when I have all those invitations to parties and I stay quiet at home by myself. ~ Gianni Versace.
I want to be a designer for my time. ~ Gianni Versace.
Short Gianni Versace Quotes
In those days, when I was a little kid, I met the truer more authentic people of my life. The men were so pure, strong, honest, and faithful unto death – with an incredible sense of respect for a boss. ~ Gianni Versace.
Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are. ~ Gianni Versace.
Women are more sure of themselves today. They don’t have to emulate the way men dress. ~ Gianni Versace.
The first thing I really enjoy is to make love, after comes the music. ~ Gianni Versace.
For me, the summer will be pure gray – mother-of-pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink. ~ Gianni Versace.
I want to be the joy to people through my work. ~ Gianni Versace.