The origins of his design heavily influenced by Greek-Roman heritage of southern Italy
"REGGIO DI CALABRIA, the kingdom where the fairy story of my life began, where I began to breathe the art of Magna Grecia."
"I come from a land with a rich history, from MAGNA GRECIA full of vivacity. It's roots are old, ancient roots that knew the aristocracy of SCULPTURAL DRAPERIES; from there comes the force to dare, the will to outdo myself, the stimulus to give even more."
– Gianni Versace