Versus Versace Vaccarello. It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? Last night’s show was everything those three V words bring to mind and exactly what you hoped to see when the collaboration was announced. Following in the footsteps of Christopher Kane and J.W. Anderson, Anthony Vaccarello did what he does best and made it all look and feel so unmistakably Versus. I sure hope the wheel of visiting designers gets stuck on this one. The girls looked hot, the boys looked hot and the clothes looked hot. The soundtrack? Legs Legs Legs by Chuck English, of course.
As tightly focused as the mini dresses on show and flawlessly executed as the sharp tailoring, the collection was all black and gold with the exception of one collage print of Versace iconography – Medusa heads and Rococo swirls and Grecian key motifs, which at times blended with the model’s skin like a tattoo. There were pins and big buttons and clasps and breastplates galore, pretending to hold versions of 'that' dress together and rocker chick leather skirts and low-slung trousers with unbuttoned shirts belted in them and a floating Goddess gown or two. And then Donatella led them all upstairs to the party.
Here’s three more V words for you: Va Va Voom.