On Sunday the 2nd of December, Versace made history! On what would have been her older brother Gianni Versace’s 72nd birthday, Donatella Versace pulled all the stops to host the brand’s first fashion show in New York city. Held at the American Stock Exchange, the Pre-Fall 2019 pop-up show was attended by some of the biggest stars in American entertainment including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Mary J Blige, Lupita Nyong’o, Bradley Cooper, Diane Kruger, Blake Lively,Tracee Ellis Ross, 2Chainz, Ciara, Uma Thurman, Teyana Taylor, Paris Jackson and more.

The show went back in time to some of the brand’s most memorable looks. Among such looks is an updated version of Gianni Versace’s black dress held together by large Medusa-head embossed safety pins, made popular by Elizabeth Hurley at the 1994 premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral. Iconic supermodel, Amber Valetta also closed the show in a flowy, heart-printed remake of the famous green dress worn by Jennifer Lopez to the Grammys in 2000.

From Gigi Hadid to Kaia Gerber, Binx Walton, Emily Ratajkowski, Vittoria Ceretti, Hailey Bieber and others.   Here are our favorite looks from the Versace pop-up show.

OG model, Amber Valletta walks the runway in a recreation of Jennifer Lopez’s dress for the 2000 Grammys. According to the supermodel, she didn’t know she “would be wearing this dress or closing the show until I got to the fitting,” Valletta noted backstage. (c) JP Yim/Getty Images
Dress inspo for Valetta’s closing number: The famous green dress worn by JLo. The gag is, Amber Valletta originally modeled this outfit when she walked the Versace Spring 2000 show. How appropriate? (c) Jeff Vespa/WireImage
Italian model, Vittoria Ceretti walks the runway wearing an updated version of the Elizabeth Hurley dress. (c) JP Yim/Getty Images
Kaia Gerber opened the show looking stunning in different shades of brown
Gigi Hadid was sporty but still glam in the classic white Versace top with golden black peacock skirt. The details in the accessories!
Hair, Jacket, Accessories, need we say more?
Emily Ratajkowski in a black mono-strap gown with a black boot. Black is always a good choice!
Hailey Bieber (formerly Baldwin) also made history last night as she walked her first ever Versace show.
The best of Gold, white and black traditional Versace print all in one walk. Classic and beautiful.
The beautiful fabric printed in hearts was inspired by the Jim Dine artwork in the New York home Donatella shared with her late brother. According to her, the print “is dedicated to the memory we have here… There’s a lot of emotion tonight.”


Some of the Guests: 

KIMYE were all lovey-dovey and smiley at the Versace show. Kardashian wears a custom-made Atelier Versace Swarovski metal mesh dress.
Lupita Nyong’o was every inch the style star in classic Versace prints. (c) Getty Images
Blake Lively sparkled in a vintage Versace Spring/Summer 99 silver chainmail dress (c) Getty Images
Ciara wears a black tailored Versace suit, paired with Versace accessories

Written by Niyi Agbaje 

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