Nobody does loud, look-at-me prints quite like Versace, and the Italian brand lived up to its reputation at its pre-fall ’19 runway show, which was held in New York on Sunday night.
The front row may have had plenty of distractions (Kim and Kanye, Blake Lively, Ciara, Lupita N’yongo, Mary J. Blige, Uma Thurman — the list goes on), but the runway was full of wild, ostentatious prints and looks that not only held everyone’s attention, but also distilled much of what fans know and love of Versace.
Gigi Hadid on the Versace pre-fall ’19 runway in a logo tee, mixed-print high-low skirt and matching sneakers.
Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Hailey Baldwin, Emily Ratajkowski and other models walked the runway in a variety of coordinated looks that centered on the brand’s legacy of animal prints. Many were done in a black-and-white palette riffing on zebra or abstract giraffe prints, which were then mixed in with Versace’s signature Rococo motifs in bold gold.
Black-and-white abstract animal prints on socks and ankle-cuff embellished pumps at Versace pre-fall ’19.
A trio of mixed-media prints in black, white and gold from the Versace pre-fall ’19 show.
Donatella Versace continued to explore different ways in which leggings, body