Last week at Art Basel, Versace paired up again with interior designer Sasha Bikoff for “South Beach Stories,” starring Bikoff’s Versace Home furniture designs inspired by the brand’s vintage looks. They were on display in Miami’s Design District along with photog Doug Ordway’s glam throwback Versace shots. The Daily managed to catch the designer and chat all things art and design!
How did you approach this project?
I zeroed in on Gianni and Donatella’s life in South Beach, and how it inspired Gianni’s creations. Miami was in its golden days, and the collections Gianni produced then were driven by the city’s colors, culture, architecture, and nature. I look at this period with such awe — it was vibrant, glamorous, and fun.
Any all-time favorite Versace looks?
Kate Moss circa 1996, in the crystal mini wedding dress with boots and headband veil. I also love Karen Mulder circa 1995, in the vinyl PVC gown with a train. I’m all about fashion and design causing disruption, which I believe both these dresses did.
What’ll you be checking out at Basel?
In a sea of contemporary art, I’m always excited to see the classics — Rothko, Picasso, Rauschenberg.
See some of Doug Ordway’s vintage Versace photography below.