Founded in 1978, Versace is one of the world's leading
international fashion houses. The Italian parent company of
the Versace Group, Gianni Versace S.p.A., designs, markets and
distributes luxury clothing, accessories, fragrances, makeup
and home furnishings under the various brands of the Versace
Group. These brands include: Versace, Versus, Versace Jeans
Couture, Versace Classic V2, Versace Sport, Versace Intensive,
Versace Young and Palazzo Versace.
Versace's Style Department employs an exceptional group of
designers and stylists who work in teams specifically
dedicated to each individual line. All of these teams operate
under the close supervision and guidance of Creative Director, Donatella Versace.
To ensure the highest quality, all Versace products are
crafted by carefully selected manufacturers. Versace
collections are distributed through a network of 240 exclusive
boutiques, over 150 dedicated spaces in major department
stores and duty-free areas, as well as a number of selective
multi-brand boutiques in 60 countries.
The Versace Group directly employs 1,500 people and provides
indirect labor for an additional 5,000 worldwide.
With a solid international presence, the Versace Group boasted
sales in excess of 822 billion lira and net earnings of 18
billion lira in the 1999 fiscal year.