“Versace”,the famous Italian fashion house is not only well-known for its attire collection, fragrances, accessories, home collection, eye wear, watches and mobile phone bespoke but also for the popular models that adorn them to promote the brand. A brand so much in vogue ever since its inception, it is ought to have amazing faces that actually promoted the fashion house. Let’s check out 10 popular models of Versace of past and present.
10. Angella Lindvall:
After appearing on the cover of several high profile magazines like Bazaar, EELE, Vogue, Numero, Marie Clarie and W, the American model and actress, modeled for Versace in their Summer Spring Collection of 2007 alongside Carolyn Murphy and Carmen Kass. The Victoria’s secret model also appeared for Versace Fragrance in the same year.
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9. Jonathan Rhys Meyer:
The famous Mission Impossible star was selected by Donatella Versace as the face for the fall Versace men’s advertising campaign in 2006-07 where he joined super models like Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Carolyn Murphy, Angela Lindvall and Daria Werbowy in what amounted to a worldwide image campaign. Donatella Versace really admired his individuality, sensuality, mystery and glamorous looks which according to her matched the Versace style.
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8. Daria Werbowy:
The model with the golden measurements, Daria Werbowy, the Ukranian Canadian model is walking for Versace since 2005. In spite of being a newcomer, she was praised by the designer for reflecting Versace’s incredibly broad range of looks and designs from bold and edgy to classic and elegant. Between May 2010 and 2011, she was ranked No. 6 on Forbes list of “The World’s Top-Earning Models“, with estimated earnings of $4.5 million. Indeed one of the most popular models of Versace.
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7. Milla Jovovich:
This Soviet born, California reared beauty has had that rare combination of highly charged sexuality and refined elegance that inspired many of the designers and helped them to sell clothes effectively. One among them was late Gianni Versace. Milla was Gianni’s favorite supermodel who vamped up for many of the Versace lines back in 90’s. Recently, she became the center of attraction at the Atelier Versace’s Couture Show when she adorned the same black little dress which was worn by Liz Hurley back in 1994.
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6. Gisele Bundchen:
One of the most popular models of Versace, Brazilian super model Gisele Bundchen has also been a big name in the modeling industry from 2000 to date for several big brands. Her recent topless seductive pose for Versace Denim in the Versace Spring Summer collection 2012 earned a lot of attention. No wonder the Brazilian beauty deserves every little attention.
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5. Kate Moss:
The English supermodel known for her waifish figure and heroin chick back in 1990’s has seen in Versace lines both during Giani’s time and after his demise. In 2009 Kate along with the Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundshen appeared in the Spring/Summer collection. Kate is one of Donatella Versace’s favorite models. She was recently seen in Vogue’s cover flaunting a Versace dress.
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4. Helena Christensen:
A Danish fashion model, former beauty queen and Victoria’s Secret Angel, Helena have always been associated with the brand Versace. She was seen in many fashion ad campaigns of Versace during the 1990’s both in their Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter Collection. Recently in one of her interview before the Versace show that she attended, she recalled how she really rejoiced walking the ramp for Versace.
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3. Linda Evangelista:
The combination of Linda Evangelista-Steven Meisel-Gianni Versace was not only famous but also very much admired. Linda along with Helena, Christy, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell were some of the most popular models of Versace and created havoc in the late 80’s and 90’s in the Versace ad campaigns. Besides, the Canadian model has been featured on more than 600 magazine covers and holds the record for her multiple emergences on the cover of Vogue Italia.
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2. Christy Turlington:
Christy Turlington was known mainly for two brands – Maybelline Cosmetics and Versace.The supermodel was seen in a bold picture photographed by Richard Avedon for Gianni Versace Fall Winter 1994. Gianni never hesitated to show a little skin when it came to his ads. Christy was seen in one such ad campaign of Fall Winter along with Claudia and Cindy where she was seen with nude “Adonis” like men paying homage to the Roman and Greek idea of beauty. She was indeed one of the popular models of Versace.
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1. Naomi Campbell:
The beautiful super model and Versace connection dates back to the time when Naomi Campbell was only a 16-year-old. She was introduced to Gianni and Donatella Versace by Christy Turlington. The show stealer made an impression on Donatella and later turned into Gianni’s muse. Donatella once said that, “When other models could manage only four dresses, Naomi could easily wear seven yet looked perfect.” Naomi has done several ramp walks for Versace including Fall/Winter Men’s Collection of 1996/97 where she was supposed to stand in the middle of the stage just like a living statue.
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