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Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Italian, 1946-1997

The signature extravagance of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace — forever aligned with glamour, sex, celebrity and spectacle — can overshadow the Italian couturier’s broad and deep engagement with history and culture. More than any designer before him, Versace mined celebrity, music and Pop art for inspiration, and his subversive, maximalist and unabashedly seductive designs infused high fashion with an entirely new ethos.

I don’t believe in good taste,” Versace once explained. Instead, he had a sexy good time with fashion — as he did with life. Today, vintage Gianni Versace clothing, handbags and other accessories look astonishingly fresh and freshly relevant.

Gianni Versace was born in Calabria, Italy. His mother was a successful dressmaker who employed more than 40 seamstresses. As a child, little Gianni marveled at her workshop, which would become a university of sorts, where he learned the exceptional construction techniques that were at the foundation of his creative expression. In 1972, at age 25, he moved to Milan to work in fashion. He launched his first collection — and his label — in 1978, with his older brother Santo managing the business concerns. Soon, sister Donatella, whom Gianni dressed and took to discos when she was still a child, joined the family venture, where she had a creative role and managed enormously popular ready-to-wear lines such as Versus.

Vintage Versace has become catnip for modern fashion enthusiasts who seek out the now-iconic house codes that originated in the designs of the 1980s and 1990s. His glamorous and seductive apparel — the clingy skirts and slender, strappy party dresses, as well as the erotic magazine ads that publicized them — looms large, but Versace’s art and historical influences were also vast.

Versace was an art collector, and he took on commissions to create costumes for theatrical performances during the 1980s and spoke of looking to numerous cultures for inspiration. The New York Times noted in 1997 that the fashion industry “is now driven by contemporary culture because Mr. Versace made it that way.” Insiders consider his 1991/1992 Autumn/Winter runway show — which featured supermodels Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista lip-synching George Michael’s “Freedom” — as the moment when the two worlds of fashion and pop culture became one, changing both forever.

Versace's adventurous spirit of design resulted in his creating jewel-toned prints rooted in Grecian motifs, Etruscan symbols, the Italian Baroque and Andy Warholʼs Marilyn Monroe. There were slinky dresses in Oroton, his patented chain-mail textile that draped like satin, and leather bondage ensembles. Sex sold, for both women and men. Wrote the late curator Richard Martin, “[Versace] became the standard-bearer of gay men’s fashion because he eschewed decorum and designed for desire.”

Following Versace’s tragic murder in 1997, Donatella took over the role of artistic director and continued to evolve the house codes with a twist of her feminine and feminist perspective. Today, Santo Versace is chief executive officer of Versace and Donatella is its chief creative officer.

Browse an extraordinary collection of vintage Gianni Versace evening dresses, handbags, day dresses and more on 1stDibs.

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Designer: Gianni Versace
Gianni Versace 1990s Two-Tone Oval Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The most adorable Versace sunglasses are here! Circa 1990s, these oval shaped sunglasses feature a frosted ivory frame with frosted burnt orange arms and black lenses. Included on bo...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace 80s oval cat-eyes tortoise sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Carnate, IT
Gianni Versace 80s sunglasses. Featuring an oval cat-eye tortoise frame with black lenses. Included on the arms there’s a star in gold hardware with rhinestone embellishing. Measurem...
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1880s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Versace square vintage sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Versace MODEL: 311 - Brown MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 54 mm / 2 1/8 in Lens height: 41 mm / 1 5/8 in Bridge: 1...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Versace brown swarovski sunglasses NWOT
By Gianni Versace
Located in Capri, IT
Versace brown swarovski sunglasses NWOT
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21st Century and Contemporary Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace vintage sunglasses 80s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Versace MODEL: 294 - 61K MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 54 mm / 2 1/8 in Lens height: 45 mm / 1 3/4 in Bridge: 16 ...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Versace Bold Tangerine with Signature Logo and gold hardware studs Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in New York, NY
Versace wonderful eye-popping "limited Edition" bold tangerine sunglasses are accented with their signature logo surrounded with micro gold hardware studs as well as detailed etching...
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Early 2000s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Vintage Gianni Versace Translucent 420B Sunglasses 1990's Made in Italy
By Gianni Versace
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Vintage Gianni Versace medium translucent frame with medium grey lenses. Comes with its original Gianni Versace sleeve. This pair show minor sign of wear due to storage. Made in it...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Versace vintage sunglasses 80s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gianni Versace MODEL: V92 - 44K MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 56 mm / 2 3/16 in Lens height: 42 mm / 1 5/8 in Bri...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace vintage sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gianni Versace MODEL: 311 - 924 MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 54 mm / 2 1/8 in Lens height: 42 mm / 1 5/8 in Brid...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Vintage Leopard & Medusa Sunglasses, 1980's.
By Donatella Versace for Gianni Versace, Gianni Versace
Located in Phường Tương Mai, VN
Vintage eyewear piece from Gianni Versace mainline, feature a black frame, dark blue lenses, and a subtle cat eye shape. On both arms are gold toned Medusa heads with the signature G...
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1980s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace vintage sunglasses for women
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gianni Versace MODEL: V92 - 87K MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 54 mm / 2 1/8 in Lens height: 38 mm / 1 1/2 in Brid...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace sunglasses translucent grey
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gianni Versace MODEL: 294 - 60K MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 54 mm / 2 1/8 in Lens height: 45 mm / 1 3/4 in Brid...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Luxury Black Mask Sunglasses Mod. Y76
By Gianni Versace
Located in Milano, IT
Luxurious Gianni Versace original gold and black sunglasses made in the 1990s by the historic Italian fashion house VERSACE and part of the Mod. Y76 Black Mask. Logo of authenticity ...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace 1990s Cream Medusa Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Your new everyday sunnies are here and they're Versace! Circa 1990s this specific style is famously known as the "Biggie Smalls" and was made famous by the hip-hop icon. They feature...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace 1990s Studded Wrap Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Spice up your sunglasses game with a piece from the Versace archives! Circa 1990s, these wrap style sunglasses feature an acrylic black frame with black lenses. Frames are embellishe...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Clear Acrylic Medusa Biggie Sunglasses Vintage
By Gianni Versace
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The RealList presents: These translucent, vintage Gianni Versace glasses have an oval shape with a slight tilt creating a cat-eye shape. The arms have two round silver Versace Medusa...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Green Croc Leather Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Gianni Versace green croc leather sunglasses with gold Medusa on the side. Model no is 417 and the Colour is 930. - The lenses are in prescription. - Made in It...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Vintage Brown Mint Shield Mod T76 Col. 900 Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Rome, Rome
Rare Gianni Versace Vintage Brown Mint Shield Sunglasses, Mod T76 Col. 900. Vintage Sunglasses of Versace from the early 90s. Gold metal Versace's greek engraved on the upper part. F...
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20th Century Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace vintage glasses frame
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gianni Versace MODEL: 621 - 945 MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 48 mm / 1 7/8 in Lens height: 39 mm / 1 9/16 in Bri...
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1980s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace 1990s Safety Pin Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Your new everyday sunglasses are here! Circa 1990s, these Gianni Versace sunglasses feature an oval shape with a frosted frame and green tinted lenses. Both arms include silver plate...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Lime Green Oval Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Your new favorite accessory! Circa late 1980s/early 1990s, these amazing sunglasses feature a lime green oval frame with leather black crocodile embossed arms and a Medusa head. The ...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace 1990s Gradient Frame Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
We all need a pair of Versace sunnies! Circa 1990s, these sunglasses feature an oval frame with a brown gradient finish and brown lenses. Contrasting against the frame are skinny gol...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Vintage Mint Gold Metal Sunglasses V 30 58/12 140mm
By Gianni Versace
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage gold metal eyeglasses by Gianni Versace. Brown acetate ear stems. Rectangular design. Model: V 30 - Col. 740 - 58/12. Gradient brown lenses. Made in Italy Details MATERIAL:...
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20th Century Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace 1990s Greek Key Tortoise Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Spice up your sunglasses game with these Versace sunnies! Circa early 1990s, these sunglasses feature an oval cat-eye tortoise frame with black lenses. Included on the arms is the si...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Thick Bold Lapis With Gilded Gold Hardware Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in New York, NY
Gianni Versace wonderfully wicked thick bold Lapis-shade sunglasses accented with gilded gold hardware and studs. The arms are detailed with the signature name etched into the...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

GIANNI VERSACE black GOLD GLITTER MEDUSA VINTAGE Sunglasses 480/W
By Gianni Versace
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Gianni Versace vintage sunglasses in black acetate with gold-tone glitter pattern and gold-tone Medusa on the side. Grey lenses. Have been worn and are in excellent co...
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1980s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Versace vintage sunglasses 80s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Versace MODEL: 294 - 87K MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 56 mm / 2 3/16 in Lens height: 48 mm / 1 7/8 in Bridge: 16...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Black Oval Sunglasses with Black Sapphires
By Gianni Versace
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Gianni Versace black oval sunglasses with black sapphires. Featuring two signature black "Medusa" on each side. This glamours and shiny Versace sunglasses is definitely wor...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

New Vintage Gianni Versace 418 P Oval Tortoise Sunglasses 1990's Made in Italy
By Gianni Versace
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gianni Versace amber tortoise oval with gold accents, faux leather covered temples frame with medium brown lenses. New never worn or displayed. Comes with its original G...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace 80s vintage sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gianni Versace MODEL: 292 - 41K MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 56 mm / 2 3/16 in Lens height: 40 mm / 1 9/16 in Br...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Versace 1980s Medusa Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Your new everyday sunnies are here! Circa late 1980s, these Versace sunglasses feature a black frame, dark blue lenses, and a subtle cat eye shape. On both arms are gold toned Medusa...
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1980s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace 1980s Silver Update Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Snag yourself a piece from the Versace archives with these sunglasses! Circa 1980s/1990s, these oversized shield sunglasses are the iconic Updates. Crafted from durable black acrylic...
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1980s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

New Vintage Gianni Versace T24 C Sleek Black Sunglasses 1990's Made in Italy
By Gianni Versace
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gianni Versace medium BLACK with gold and rhinestones accents frame with medium grey lenses. New never worn or displayed. Comes with its original Gianni Versace sleeve a...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Vintage Mint Sunglasses Mod. Basix 812 Col.688
By Gianni Versace
Located in Rome, Rome
Brown, rectangular-shaped vintage sunglasses Mod. Basix 812 Col.688 by Gianni Versace. Iconic 90s sunglasses with rhinestones detailing on corners. Made in Italy. Original 100% Total...
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20th Century Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Vintage Red and Clear Sunglasses Mod. V 292 54/15 135mm
By Gianni Versace
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage sunglasses Mod. V 292 - Col 41K by Gianni Versace. Iconic 80s sunglasses . Clear and red acetate frame with gold metal details on temples with Versace signatures.. Original l...
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20th Century Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace cat eye sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gianni Versace MODEL: 313 - Olive MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 56 mm / 2 3/16 in Lens height: 45 mm / 1 3/4 in B...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace vintage sunglasses 80s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Versace MODEL: 314 - 959 MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 52 mm / 2 1/16 in Lens height: 46 mm / 1 13/16 in Bridge: ...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace vintage sunglasses 80s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Versace MODEL: 292 - 42K MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 56 mm / 2 3/16 in Lens height: 42 mm / 1 5/8 in Bridge: 15...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace vintage sunglasses 80s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gianni Versace MODEL: 312 - Red Marble MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 52 mm / 2 1/16 in Lens height: 45 mm / 1 3/4...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace vintage sunglasses 80s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Versace MODEL: 293 - 41K MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 51 mm / 2 in Lens height: 37 mm / 1 7/16 in Bridge: 19 mm ...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace sunglasses for women
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gianni Versace MODEL: 294 - 07K MADE IN: Italy ERA: 80s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 54 mm / 2 1/8 in Lens height: 48 mm / 1 7/8 in Bridge...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Versace blue vintage sunglasses 80s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Versace MODEL: 312 MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 52 mm / 2 1/16 in Lens height: 45 mm / 1 3/4 in Bridge: 20 mm ...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace 80s pink sunglasses for women
By Gianni Versace
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gianni Versace MODEL: 292 - 41K MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 56 mm / 2 3/16 in Lens height: 40 mm / 1 9/16 in Br...
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1980s Italian Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Versace Brown sunglasses NWOT
By Gianni Versace
Located in Capri, IT
Versace Brown sunglasses NWOT
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21st Century and Contemporary Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace Signature Polished Gilded Gold Hardware Sunglasses
By Gianni Versace
Located in New York, NY
Gianni Versace signature polished gilded gold hardware is detailed with etched gold hardware arms finished with black lucite tips. The front features the iconic logo on the c...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

New Vintage Gianni Versace 530 Tortoise & Copper Sunglasses 1990's Made in Italy
By Gianni Versace
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gianni Versace amber tortoise with copper accents frame with medium grey lenses. New never worn or displayed. Comes with its original Gianni Versace sleeve and cleaning ...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

New Vintage Gianni Versace Mask Sunglasses 1990's Made in Italy
By Gianni Versace
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gianni Versace sleek Matte black mask holding a pair of light purple gradient lenses. New never worn or displayed. This pair could show minor sign of wear due to storage...
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1990s Gianni Versace Sunglasses

Gianni Versace sunglasses for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Gianni Versace sunglasses. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of green and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Gianfranco Ferré, Emilio Pucci and Moschino appealing. Find designer, vintage and haute couture Gianni Versace sunglasses from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $79 and tops out at $1,450, while the average work can sell for $389.
Questions About Gianni Versace Sunglasses
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