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usually referred to simply as Versace,
is an Italian luxury fashion company and trade name
founded by Gianni Versace in 1978.
The main collection of the brand is Versace,
which produces upmarket Italian-made
The Versace logo is the head of Medusa,
a Greek mythological figure.
The logo came from the floor of ruins in the area of Reggio Calabria
that the Versace siblings played in as children.
Gianni Versace chose Medusa as the logo because
she made people fall in love with her and they had no way back.
He hoped his company would have the same effect on people
and on those who wore his clothes and shoes.
The Versace brand is known for its innovative designs
The company announced in 2018 that it would stop using fur in its collections.
On 25 September 2018,
Michael Kors Holdings acquired all outstanding shares
in Gianni Versace S.r.l. for $2.12 billion (USD);
the acquisition was completed on 31 December 2018,
keeping on Donatella Versace as head of creative design.
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