Naomi Campbell's Supermodel-Studded Throwback Celebrates the Late Gianni Versace


The 20-year anniversary of Gianni Versace’s death is fast approaching and with it a renewed interest in the late designer’s murder.

Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story is set to retell the tragic tale with its hotly anticipated sophomore season, which is slated to premiere in early 2018. Until that day comes, however, we’ll keep busy by obsessively Googling details about the case.

Versace was killed on July 15, 1997, a date his supermodel friends remember all too well. Naomi Campbell, a frequent collaborator and longtime friend of the designer, took to Instagram in advance of the anniversary with the most gloriously retro throwback photos we’ve ever seen.

In one glam ensemble shot posted Tuesday, Gianni smiles wide and holds his arms outstretched as he leans against a pack of supermodels adorned in outrageous patterned leggings and chic white jeans. “Gianni’s Girls,” Campbell captioned the photo, tagging the likes of OG supermodels Elaine Irwin, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, and Yasmeen Ghauri.

On Wednesday morning, the 47-year-old fashion icon posted yet another photo of herself, Gianni, and a group of his “Girls.”

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Gianni's sister, Donatella Versace, also paid tribute to the designer, posting a photo of the sibling pair strutting down the runway, Campbell to his right.

Lighting up the runway with a smile. #GianniTribute

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"Lighting up the runway with a smile," the 62-year-old designer captioned the sweet image. 


[MUSIC] You're more composed, when you're working on the runway. Because, you know, you're working. You're doing a show, you're showing the new collections of whatever designer you're working for. Where as working on the red carpet, it's you, who you are as a person. Even though you are, and could be still working for a designer. It's still, it's live, it's more you, it's your personality. That's how I look at it. It's two different things. I think most of the red carpet moments that I've loved, is when I've been with other girls of my generation, and we've gone down together. I don't really take it all that seriously. I just try to have fun. And the red carpet, really, is a fun thing to [MUSIC] So my personal style is hectic. I can't tell from one day to another what I'm going to wear. I could put a vintage dress from the 30's, I could wear something from present day. It really depends on my mood and what I feel like wearing and. Well, I pulled out the storage. [LAUGH] [SOUND]
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