Mens link neck chain by Gianni Versace

Made by Versace, Gianni in Italy, Europe, 1990s.

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

Object No.

2006/94/50

Physical Description

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

Width

190 mm

Production

Notes

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.

Designed

Versace, Gianni 1990s

History

Notes

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.

Used

Jellard, Paul 1990s

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Paul D Jellard, 2006

Acquisition Date

10 July, 2006

Cite this Object

Harvard

Mens link neck chain by Gianni Versace 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 January 2018, <https://ma.as/361150>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/361150 |title=Mens link neck chain by Gianni Versace |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 January 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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