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Suit

Suit

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Versace, Gianni, born 1946 - died 1997 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Roy Strong

  • Museum number:

    T.50:1, 2-2007

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Gianni Versace opened his first shop in 1987 on via Spiga in Milan, and presented his first signature collection as well as his first menswear collection. As one of the most important Italian designers of the 1980s and 1990s, Versace became famous for his flair and daring, strong colour sense and clean lines. After Gianni's death, his sister Donatella took over the house of Versace.

This suit was given to the Victoria and Museum by Sir Roy Strong. Author, broadcaster, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery and from 1974 to 1987, Director and Secretary of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Sir Roy was a high-profile figure known for his strong sense of personal style. Within a fairly conservative dress code of suit and tie, Sir Roy frequented designers known for sartorial exuberance such as Gianni Versace.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

ca. 1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Versace, Gianni, born 1946 - died 1997 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woven wool

Object history note

This suit belonged to Sir Roy Strong, author, broadcaster, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery and from 1974 to 1987, Director and Secretary of the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Descriptive line

Grey wool suit, Gianni Versace, ca. 1990, Italy.

Materials

Wool

Techniques

Woven

Categories

Fashion; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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