Versace harks back to greatest hits with savvy New York show

The Guardian - Dec 03, 13:46 GMT

Newly US-owned brand unveils pre-autumn/winter looks with emphasis on accessoriesWhen Versace promised to take New York by storm this weekend, it probably didn’t mean it quite so literally

Newly US-owned brand unveils pre-autumn/winter looks with emphasis on accessories

When Versace promised to take New York by storm this weekend, it probably didn’t mean it quite so literally. As rain and wind swept through Manhattan on Sunday evening, the brand staged its first ever show in the city at the Stock Exchange to celebrate its new status as an US-owned fashion house.

Three months after Versace announced it had sold the company to Capri Holdings (formerly Michael Kors Holdings) for £1.64bn, Donatella Versace – who retained shares and creative control – was Stateside to “pay homage to this incredible city”. Speaking just before the show, she said she wanted to “take the sartorial heritage of Milan and [fuse] it with the energy of New York”. She delivered on her promise.

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