In 1978 Gianni Versace, one of the most talented fashion designers of the 20th century, presented his first collection under his own name. This marked the founding of the famous Italian fashion house. As one of the leading fashion design brands worldwide, Versace is the epitome of sensual glamor – sexy and empowering – as well as being the symbol of Italian luxury. The company designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including Atelier (haute couture), prêt-à-porter, bags, shoes and accessories, jewelry, watches, eyewear, fragrances, and home furnishings all bearing the distinctive Medusa logo. Celebrities and connoisseurs adore the brand for its uncompromising design, its rich and ultra-sensual style and its impeccable craftsmanship and quality.