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Gianni Versace Furniture

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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Creator: Gianni Versace
Gianni Versace Venini Vase
By Gianni Versace, Paolo Venini
Located in Dronten, NL
Exquisite and rare Rivoli vase designed by Gianni Versace for Venini Murano. Numbered and limited edition. Marked with Venini label and inscribed at the base. Giovanni Maria "G...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Gianni Versace Furniture

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Murano Glass

Rosenthal Versace Porcelain Charger Plate
By Gianni Versace
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rosenthal Versace porcelain charger.
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Gianni Versace Furniture

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Porcelain

Poster Gianni Versace Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo by Irving Penn, 1997
By Irving Penn , Gianni Versace
Located in Milano, IT
GIANNI Versace. Beautiful and rare Poster of the Metropolitan Museum of Art December 1997-March 1998 of the exhibition on Gianni Versace. The poster depicts a photograph by Irving Pe...
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1990s American Post-Modern Gianni Versace Furniture

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Paper

Pair of Gianni Versace Armchairs from the Vanitas 1994 Collection
By Gianni Versace
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A rare pair of elegant and unique mahogany and gilt armchairs designed by Gianni Versace, part of the 1994 Vanitas Furniture collection. The front legs have columnar shaping and tape...
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1990s Italian Empire Gianni Versace Furniture

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Mahogany

Versace Original Vanitas Gilt Dining Chair Set of 6, Gianni Versace, 1994
By Gianni Versace, Versace, Versace Home Collection
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Versace Original Vanitas Gilt Dining Chair Set of 6, Gianni Versace, 1994. Listing is for set of 6 (2 armchairs and 4 without arms). The shape of the Vanitas took inspiration from a ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Gianni Versace Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Gianni Versace Collection Rug Wild Barocco, Gold Leopard Animal Print, 1980
By Gianni Versace
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rug designed and manufactured by Atelier Versace Wild Barocco Measures: 220 x 220 In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use A vintage Giann...
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1980s Chinese Baroque Vintage Gianni Versace Furniture

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Wool

Versace Medusa Gold Hand Towel, Deep Yellow, Italy
By Gianni Versace, Versace
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Versace Medusa gold hand towel, deep yellow, Italy. Perfect for pampering yourself or your guest, Versace towels are a must have for any contemporary and luxurious home. 100% Cotton ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Baroque Revival Gianni Versace Furniture

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Cotton

Versace Silk Velvet Upholstered Giltwood Italian Sofa & Pair of Armchairs Suite
By Gianni Versace
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this extremely well made, vintage Versace Upholstered Italian with silk velvet, Giltwood framed sofa and pair of armchairs suite. A truly stunni...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Gianni Versace Furniture

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Upholstery, Giltwood

1998 Vintage Gianni Versace Venini Murano Art Glass Vases and Paperweight
By Venini, Gianni Versace
Located in Miami, FL
1998 Vintage Gianni Versace Venini Murano Art Glass Vases and Paperweight Offered for sale is 1998 edition art glass collection of two vases and a paperweight designed by Gianni V...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Gianni Versace Furniture

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Art Glass

Pair of 19th-20th Century Louis XVI Style Carved Armchairs
By Gianni Versace
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 19th-20th century Louis XVI style finely carved armchairs in Gianni Versace Fabric. These spectacular one of a kind antique walnut fauteuils or arm chairs would look breathta...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Gianni Versace Furniture

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Wood

Lacquer Armchair, Maison Versace, 1970
By Gianni Versace
Located in Nice, FR
Armchair structure in burgundy lacquer, the fabric is not original. Chrome feet. Italy 1970
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20th Century Italian Aesthetic Movement Gianni Versace Furniture

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Lacquer

Do Not Disturb Gianni VERSACE, Hardcover Coffee Table Book
By Richard Avedon, Gianni Versace, Roy Strong
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Do Not Disturb: Gianni VERSACE, Published by Milano, Leonardo Arte, 1995. Do Not Disturb hardcover large heavy coffee table book – June 1, 1996 by Gianni Versace (Author), Roy St...
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20th Century Italian Expressionist Gianni Versace Furniture

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Paper

Versace Collection Rug Petit Barocco Nero Black Gold, 1980
By Gianni Versace, Versace
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rug made in China designed and manufactured by Atelier Versace Petit Barocco Nero 200 x 300 In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use A vintag...
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1980s Italian Baroque Vintage Gianni Versace Furniture

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Wool

Gianni Versace Collection Rug Mandarin's Garden Silk, circa 1980
By Gianni Versace
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rug designed and manufactured by Atelier Versace Mandarin's garden silk 200 x 200 In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use A vintage Gianni V...
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1980s Italian Chinese Export Vintage Gianni Versace Furniture

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Silk

Bespoke Gianni Versace Fabric Custom Upholstered Pair of 1950's Cocktail Chairs
By Gianni Versace
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
This pair of 1950's 'cocktail' chairs has been custom upholstered with exclusive and bespoke old stock fabric by Gianni Versace A unique pair of side chairs with the flamboyant ap...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gianni Versace Furniture

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Metal

Gianni Versace Collection Rug Wild Ivy, Gold Zebra Animal Print, 1980
By Gianni Versace
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gianni Versace collection rug wild ivy, gold zebra animal print, 1980 Rug designed and manufactured by Atelier Versace Wild Ivy rug Measures: 200 x 300 In good original con...
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1980s Chinese Baroque Vintage Gianni Versace Furniture

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Wool

Gianni Versace Collection Black and Gold Designer Carpet, Rug. Barocco
By Gianni Versace
Located in Berlin, DE
Extremely rare and unique carpet by Gianni Versace. From first owner. Carpet has light pile abrasion on one side. Overall good condition. Including "Certificate of Authentic...
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20th Century Italian Modern Gianni Versace Furniture

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Wool

Versace Original Vanitas Gilt, Hand-Carved Armchair, Gianni Versace, 1994
By Gianni Versace, Versace, Versace Home Collection
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Versace Vanitas gilt, hand-carved armchair, Gianni Versace, 1994. Listing is for single chair. The shape of the Vanitas took inspiration from a Louis XV chair bought by Gianni Versac...
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Late 20th Century Italian Gianni Versace Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Versace Original Vanitas Gilt Dining Chair Set of 4, Gianni Versace, 1994
By Gianni Versace, Versace, Versace Home Collection
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Versace original Vanitas gilt dining chair set of 4, Gianni Versace, 1994. The shape ' of the Vanitas took inspiration from a Louis XV chair bought by Gianni Versace from a French an...
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Late 20th Century Italian Baroque Revival Gianni Versace Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Vanitas - Designs - Gianni Versace 1994
By Gianni Versace
Located in London, GB
Vanitas: Designs Gianni Versace Published by Abbeville Press, New York 1994. 1st English Language edition. Hardback in dust jacket. 'From the theatrical to the whimsical, Gianni...
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1990s American Post-Modern Gianni Versace Furniture

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Paper

Versace Silvered End Table Pair with Drawer, Medusa Handle, Gianni Versace, 1995
By Versace Home Collection, Versace, Gianni Versace
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Versace silvered end tables with drawer, Medusa handle, Gianni Versace, c. 1995. Silver leaf covers entire piece. This listing is for the pair. Can be used as side / end tables and/o...
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Revival Gianni Versace Furniture

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Silver Leaf

Versace White, Gold, Black Crete De Fleur Print Beach Towel, Bath Sheet, Italy
By Versace, Gianni Versace
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Perfect for pampering yourself or your guest, Versace towels are a must have for any contemporary and luxurious home. Rectangular cotton terrycloth towel in white featuring signature...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Baroque Revival Gianni Versace Furniture

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Cotton

Gianni Versace Medusa Gold Plated Bracelet Watch
By Gianni Versace
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Medusa is a monstrous figure from Greek mythology. Medusa is the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto and is the most famous of the three Gorgons. Medusa once had a special beauty. However,...
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1990s Post-Modern Gianni Versace Furniture

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Gold Plate

Pair of High-Quality Black Throw Pillows by Gianni Versace, Italy 1980s-1990s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy. These pillows features a high-quality velvet foam rubber upholstery, covered in fabric with a suggestive and elegant pattern on it by La Maison Versace. They might...
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Gianni Versace Furniture

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Fabric, Foam

Pair of Serving Platters by Versace for Rosenthal
By Rosenthal, Gianni Versace
Located in Atlanta, GA
Designed by Gianni Versace for Rosenthal Studio Line, these "Le Voyage De Marco Polo" service platters or charger plates features beautiful and detailed surface decoration of the jou...
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20th Century German Neoclassical Gianni Versace Furniture

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Ceramic

Versace Medusa Gold Face Towel, Large, Deep Yellow, Italy
By Versace, Gianni Versace
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Perfect for pampering yourself or your guest, Versace towels are a must have for any contemporary and luxurious home. Iconic Medusa head towel, made in Italy. This listing is for as ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Baroque Revival Gianni Versace Furniture

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Cotton

Versace Original Vanitas Gilt, Hand-carved Chaise Lounge, Gianni Versace, 1994
By Versace, Gianni Versace
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Versace Vanitas Gilt, Hand-carved Chaise Lounge, Gianni Versace, 1994. Left armed chaise. Iconic, rare piece from the hallmark Vanitas Collection by Gianni Versace in 1994. Original ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Gianni Versace Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Gianni Versace Modern Wool Silk Rug
By Gianni Versace
Located in New York, NY
Room size formal Rug with a unique motif designed by the late Gianni Versace formerly from the Roubeni collection. He had a few rugs similar to this in his home in Miami beach Florid...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Renaissance Gianni Versace Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Poster Gianni Versace for "Theater der Mode" for Villa Stuck, 1992
By Gianni Versace
Located in Milano, IT
Poster by Gianni Versace for the opening of the exhibition "Theater der Mode" in 1992. The poster was made for the exhibition dedicated to his theater collection in Munich, Germany, ...
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1990s Italian Baroque Gianni Versace Furniture

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Paper

Original Vintage Gianni Versace Vanitas Carved Armchair
By Gianni Versace
Located in Miami, FL
Original Vintage Gianni Versace armchair of the 1994 collection. The beautifully carved, scrolling arms end in cornucopias with a silver gilt acorns. The front legs are squared and t...
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1990s Italian Baroque Revival Gianni Versace Furniture

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Wood

Gianni Versace for Rosenthal, Six Jungle Tea Cups with Saucer in Porcelain
By Gianni Versace
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gianni Versace for Rosenthal. Six Jungle tea cups with saucer in porcelain with gold decoration and green leaves, late 20th century. In perfect condition. The cup measures: 10 x 6 ...
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Late 20th Century German Post-Modern Gianni Versace Furniture

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Porcelain

Gianni Versace Barocco Lampshade
By Gianni Versace
Located in Riverdale, NY
Rare Gianni Versace Classic Barrocco screen printed cotton velvet lampshade. The velvet shade in the Classic gold, white on a black ground with focal signature Medusa. Bound in gold ...
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1990s Italian Baroque Revival Gianni Versace Furniture

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Velvet

Gianni Versace "le Voyage de Marco Polo" for Rosenthal
By Gianni Versace
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gianni Versace "le Voyage de Marco Polo" for Rosenthal. Gianni Versace for Rosenthal. "Le voyage de Marco Polo" porcelain plate with gold decoration, bright colors in red, green and...
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Late 20th Century German Baroque Gianni Versace Furniture

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Porcelain

GIANNI VERSACE Poster created by Mimmo Rotella for Mostra Dialogue du Mode, 1987
By Mimmo Rotella, Gianni Versace
Located in Milano, IT
Rara Locandina by Gianni Versace created by Mimmo Rotella for the exhibition held at the Palais Galliera, Musèe de la Mode et du Costume, in Paris. 1986-197. The Poster was made in 1...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Gianni Versace Furniture

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Paper

Gianni Versace furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Gianni Versace furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Gianni Versace furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 27 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gianni Versace were created in Europe during the 20th century in modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gianni Versace furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$347 and tops out at US$41,580, while pieces like these can sell for US$7,675.

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