Gianni Versace was one of fashion's biggest stars, epitomizing the look of the 1980s and '90s with his over-the-top patterns and bright colors.
Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, left, poses with German model Claudia Schiffer,center and British model Naomi Campbell March 12,1996 in Milan, Italy, during fashion week. Claudia Schiffer sports a fushia silk crepe long dress while Naomi Campbell sports a yellow silk crepe long dress, both from Versace designer. (AP Photo/P.Castaldi)
It's been 15 years since Versace's shocking murder. The fashion mogul was shot on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion as he returned from his usual morning walk. Though the crime has been solved, it’s never been fully resolved – we know that Andrew Cunanan shot Versace, but we'll probably never learn why (spree killer Cunanan committed suicide days later). Versace’s sudden death was a great loss to his family – his partner, siblings, nieces and nephews – and to a fashion world that surely would have benefitted from his eye for color and trend over the past decade and a half.
Today we're remembering Gianni Versace and celebrating his life with a special photo gallery on Pinterest, showcasing his work and the designs of the fashion house that bears his name.
Written by Linnea Crowther