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Designer biography

...Gianni Versace was born in Southern Italy in 1946. He moved to Milan at the age of twenty-five, where he established his eponymous fashion house in 1978. Beginning with a womenswear collection, the Versace brand would become one of the most...
...Gianni Versace’s Autumn/Winter 1993 collection took place during Milan Fashion Week. The designer was inspired by the grunge and anti-fashion movement of the time. The main focus of this collection was what Gianni called 'The new working...
...Gianni Versace’s Autumn/Winter 1994 show for Versace was presented at Milan Fashion Week. The collection achieved an equilibrium between the historical and the modern, the audacious and the respectful. Simple micro-dresses, cut-out...

Diana, Princess of Wales

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In 1997 the influential fashion photographer Mario Testino shot a series of seminal images of Princess Diana wearing Gianni Versace for Vanity Fair magazine. These photographs have come to define the look and glamour of a woman who became...

The Skill of Hand and Machine Stitching

Zoya Nudelman

Zoya Nudelman is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago Mart, where she teaches eveningwear and couture embellishment design specialties classes, draping, advanced draping, and more. She has been trained by professional artist and fashion designer from Europe and has been able to bring all of her knowledge into her classroom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Couture Sewing

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Learn temporary and permanent hand and machine stitchesLearn how to apply lining to your garmentLearn proper facing techniquesLearn how to apply interlining to your garmentLearn underlining applicationsLearn stay stitchingLearn about life...
...The Collection in Context Familiar are the plunging necklines and ample décolletage of Versace’s fall/winter couture collection of 1990. With hems that cover only the upper thighs, the body is coated in brilliantly colored cloth, and bold...
...Gianni Versace's womenswear Spring/Summer 1990 collection was shown at Milan Fashion Week. Models such as Naomi Campbell, Marpessa Hennink, Iman, Gail Elliott, Anna Bayle, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Sonia Cole walked the runway...
...Gianni Versace’s Autumn/Winter 1992 womenswear collection was shown in Milan. Aptly titled “Miss S&M”, Versace provocatively incorporated elements of fantasy and fetishism throughout the show. The designs employed luxurious textiles...
...Gianni Versace’s Autumn/Winter 1995 show for Versace was presented at Milan Fashion Week. Focusing on graphic outlines and patterns of sixties fashion, Versace’s tailoring was precise; remnant of André Courrèges and Mary Quant. Sheaths...
...Gianni Versace's Spring/Summer 1996 show for Versace was presented at Milan Fashion Week. The collection saw Versace take a more minimalist approach than his previous seasons, taking the seasons Mod trend and impacting it with an Italian...