Gianni Versace and his family have created a fashion institution, which has been able to be reborn from its ashes thanks to his sister Donatella and which has now regained its rightful place at the top of the most admired names in the fashion world thanks notably to the acquisition by Michael Kors who retained Donatella Versace as creative director.

niood lists the 5 iconic Versace dresses that caused a sensation in the world of fashion and entertainment, giving us unforgettable moments:

1. Cindy Crawford’s red Versace dress, 1991

The red Versace dress of Cindy Crawford refers to the red plunge Versace dress worn by Cindy Crawford at the 63rd Academy Awards on March 25, 1991. The dress worn by the model and designed by Versace was a long evening dress in red, with straps and plunging neckline.

In a 2008 poll, conducted by Debenhams and published in The Telegraph, the dress was voted 12th in the ranking of the best dresses of all time seen on a red carpet. Another 2010 survey conducted by regarding the most memorable dresses of the last fifty years placed Crawford’s dress in tenth place, chosen by 44% of voters. The online magazine Now Celebrity News & Style also included the red Versace dress among the best ten ever to appear on the red carpet at the Oscars.

2. Elizabeth Hurley’s black Versace dress, 1994

English actress and model Elizabeth Hurley wore a black Versace dress, often referred to as “THAT Dress”, when she accompanied Hugh Grant to the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994. The dress was held together by several oversized gold safety pins.

This Versace creation helped to create the myth of Elizabeth Hurley, at the time “only” girlfriend of Hugh Grant, who wore it for the first of Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994. The peculiarity for which the dress became famous was the fact that it was held together by numerous large gold safety pins, which left some strips of skin uncovered. The dress is one of the most iconic in the history of fashion, perhaps Versace’s best-known creation, and is often cited as one of the best of all time.

3. Jennifer Lopez’s Jungle Versace dress, 2000

American entertainer Jennifer Lopez wore a green Versace silk chiffon dress to the 42nd Grammy Awards ceremony on February 23, 2000. This is the quintessential scandal dress worn by JLo. Also known as the Jungle Dress, it represents one of the most remembered famous dresses in red carpet history, and helped launch Donatella Versace’s career.

It is a long green silk chiffon dress, decorated with a tropical motif. The dress, completely transparent, featured a deep neckline that reached up to a few centimeters below the navel, where it was stopped by a flower-shaped brooch. Below the brooch, the dress opened again with a dizzying slit that left the legs uncovered.

4. Donatella Versace’s MET Gala Versace dress, 1996

Reported to the headlines by the TV series The assassination of Gianni Versace, the dress was created by Gianni Versace and worn by Donatella at the 1996 MET Gala.

That was the moment when Donatella Versace was presented to the world as the best muse of the house. Versace, and his dress soon traveled around the world, arousing no small curiosity for his bold and innovative style.

5. Lady Diana’s Versace dress, 1991

The sad princess wore this creation by Gianni Versace in 1991, for a photo shoot made by the world famous photographer Patrick Demarchelier. The same photograph was later used as the cover of the Harper’s Bazaar newspaper in the issue dedicated to the disappearance of Lady Diana, which took place on August 31, 1997.

This dream dress, a long ice blue sheath dress richly decorated with beads and jewels, was beaten at the auctioned in 2015 for $ 200,000 (about six times its original value).