Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell, Gianni Versace, Nadege & Linda Evangelista at The Ritz in 1995. Photo: Getty Images
The fashion shows Gianni Versace staged at The Ritz in Paris are stuff of fashion legend. With supermodels, fountains, sequins and an audience full of fashion’s elite and Hollywood’s A-list, the man knew how to put on a show. So it’s welcome news that his sister, Donatella, will stage this summer’s Atelier Versace show at the iconic hotel one last time, on July 1st, before it closes for two year’s worth of renovations at the end of the month. The Italian brand let its Atelier collection (like couture, but they’re not members of the Chambre Syndicale) lie dormant until last season when Donatella offered a small capsule collection. She told WWD, “It is with tremendous emotion that I return to the Ritz where I shared so many special moments with my brother. The closing of the Ritz Paris for two years represents the end of an era but also the beginning of a new one, so to be able to show Atelier Versace there one last time will be a memorable milestone.” Needless to say, a cast full of supermodels would round this out quite nicely.