Mens link neck chain by Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace (1946-1997) was one of the most colourful and talented designers of the late 20th-century. He was born in Reggio Calabria in Southern Italy and his first independent collection was launched in Milan in 1978. Subsequently, aided by his brother Santo and sister Donatella, he forged the vastly successful Versace empire. Versace became internationally renowned for ultra-glamorous creations and known as an innovative menswear designer. The late Richard Martin, of New York’s Metropolita...

Summary

2006/94/50
Necklace, mens, metal, designed and made by Gianni Versace, Italy, worn by Paul Jellard, Australia, 1990s

Necklace consisting of a thick link chain, alternate links impressed with scroll pattern and a round pendant with a lion's head.

Dimensions

190 mm

Production

The neckpiece was made by Gianni Versace (1946-1997) who was one of the most colourful and talented designers of the late 20th-century. He was born in Reggio Calabria in Southern Italy and his first independent collection was launched in Milan in 1978. Subsequently, aided by his brother Santo and sister Donatella, he forged the vastly successful Versace empire. Versace became internationally renowned for ultra-glamorous creations and as an innovative menswear designer.
Versace, Gianni 1990s

History

This neckpiece was owned and used by Paul Jellard (d 2002) a Sydney based fashion retailer who opened the ground breaking boutique 'Five Way Fusion' in Paddington. The store sold imported mens wear and thus transformed the look of many of Sydney's males. The boutique expanded to include womens wear in 1995. Jellard often purpose-bought with a specific client's requirements in mind and he introduced a maintenance service.
Jellard, Paul 1990s

Source

Gift of Paul D Jellard, 2006

Cite this Object

Mens link neck chain by Gianni Versace 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 May 2017, <https://ma.as/361150>
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