September 30, 1999
Versace's requisite ingredients were all present: sex, bright colors and rock-hard attitude. The volume on the runway was cranked up to 11 as an assortment of Hawaiian prints (not your traditional beach shirts, mind you), Grecian-front slinky dresses, mischievous handkerchief blouses and draped evening gowns flashed by under the strobe lights. Cleavages were deeper than ever, and a jet-set look imbued everything from the strappy bathing suits to the glittery heels and tie-collar blouses. Versace's daring cut, wild use of color and uncensored drama continue to be the label's strongest assetsand Donatella shows no signs of slowing down.