One of the most acclaimed Italian Fashion houses was founded in 1978 by Gianni Versace. Loud and colourful prints accompanied bold designs to accentuate the women body. Gianni set an outspoken lifestyle that was praised around the world. After his death in 1997, his sister Donatella became artistic director and continues to push boundaries. Versace's signature Medusa head evokes the power and sophistication of women.