Gianni Versace Retrospective
MAC Museum
Museum Art & Cars, Singen am Hohentwiel

MAC Museum

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"YOU WILL FIND ME IN MY WORK.” – GIANNI VERSACE

Gianni Versace Collection

Gianni Versace Retrospective: Heroic Journey

Immersive Reinstallation


10 thematic stations with focus on his different design inspirations: Holistic baroque platform, scandalous bondage collection on a runway and a mirror cabinet in the same dark room, reenacting Richard Avedon's Supermodels, a real South Beach feeling and montage of original videos capturing his time.

START: 19 September 2020
END: September 2021
OPENING EVENT: Press Tour, Keynote Speeches, Guided Tour
VENUE NAME: MAC Museum Art & Cars
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Exhibitions Details

The impressive modern building of the MAC Museum Art & Cars is spectacularly situated against the backdrop of the Hohentwiel mountain directly on the German-Swiss border. The building, which the FAZ called "Germany's Guggenheim Museum", invites you to design every hall unique in the tradition of Gianni Versace and to create a new emotional space for the visitors behind every door. The exhibition in the entire building of the MAC 1 thus became a true work of art. The surrounding landscape in the extreme south of Germany, not far from Italy, the Alps, the delights of the south forms a contrast to the exhibitions in Berlin and Borås. The lovely Lake Constance shared by Germany, Switzerland and Austria is around the corner and Zurich is 45 minutes away. And behind the mountains that you can see on the horizon is Gianni's villa on Lake Como. All of this has inspired us to create the exhibition lavish, colourful, emotional and pleasurable.

Featured Artefacts
Iconic pieces that are of outstanding values

Featured Artefacts

The Vogue Homage

The Vogue Homage

S/S 1991,
Original halter evening gown in silk jersey partially beaded and printed with polychrome "moda" and "vogue" magazine motifs.

Sea Shell Dress

Sea Shell Dress

S/S 1992,
Original evening gown in silk crêpe printed with sea-shells and star fish, the be-jewelled breast cups and straps in the form of red rhinestone, sea anemones and star fish.

The Warhol Look

The Warhol Look

S/S 1991,
Original evening gown in silk crêpe partially beaded with rhinestone and atlas silk embroidery and printed with polychrome Warhol-inspired images of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. 

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Gianni Versace's

Barocco

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"You have to know it, then ignore it. you have to love it, then abandon it and translating it, make it become tradition again, to then once again betray it." – Gianni Versace

Beauty became a perceived truth in the baroque. Besides to opulence, baroque symbolised power and became the favourite style of god-like rulers of the time. The baroque period tended towards a total work of art and the baroque patterns therefore became the preferred style for Gianni Versace to go beyond fashion.

The baroque platform shows his most famous design totally, the visitor is visually immersed in his legendary baroque world, which became his most important and famous graphic signature. Fashion for women and men and interior design on and against the background of his legendary wallpaper collection prove that Gianni Versace was basically a "baroque person".

PICTURE BOOK
Gianni Versace's Collection

PICTURE BOOK

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CONTRIBUTORS

Team Gianni

Rossella Catapano, Bruno Gianesi and Franco Jacassi

 

Private Collectors

Antonio Caravano and Sabina Albano, Ms & Mr Alderuccio

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