Smack in the middle of a pop-up fashion week during which sartorial heavy-hitters such as Alexander Wang and Chanel are debuting their pre-fall collections, Donatella Versace pulled out all — and we mean *all* — of the stops at the American Stock Exchange during the brand’s runway show Sunday night.
With a star-studded front row that included Mary J Blige, Blake Lively, Bradley Cooper, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lupita N’Yongo, Paris Jackson, 2Chainz, Ciara and Uma Thurman (the list goes on — and on), the flashy Italian brand put on a stylish spectacular with heavy references to the storied house’s greatest hits.
Kaia Gerber walked the runway. So did Binx Walton! Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Bieber (recently/formerly Baldwin) peacocked down the square-shaped runway, too.
But in a true throwback moment, models decked out in updated versions of the safety-pin dress — originally worn by Elizabeth Hurley at the premiere of “Four Weddings And A Funeral” in 1994 — reinforced Versace’s sexy brand reboot for 2019.
So did OG supermodel Amber Valetta, closing the show in a flowy, heart-printed gown – its sheer silhouette and deep v-neck was a direct homage to the famous green dress Jennifer Lopez famously wore to the 2000 Grammys. Ironically — but appropriately — originally worn by Valetta herself when she walked the Versace runway in 2000.
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