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Versace Fall 2012

The start of the Versace Fall 2012 presentation had a very gothic feel as it opened with black, black and more black looks on models with barely-there eyebrows and blunt cut bangs which made me instantly think of one person: Rooney Mara.

Byzantine cross embroidery adorned most of the pieces which included velvet coats, halter dresses, strapless dresses, turtlenecks and leather-panelled pencil skirts.

Peplums accented the models’ hips much like they did in the Atelier Versace Spring 2012 presentation. These seductive pieces were presented alongside leather fitted dresses with studded details and corsets paired with pencil skirts.

From the dark and mysterious we moved onto colourful mini dresses emblazoned with the Versace logo in bold, graphic lettering. Some may call these pieces tacky, but they were a fun addition to a collection steeped in the spirit of Versace.

The mood instantly changed the second the evening wear was presented.

Jennifer Lopez, Amber Heard and Beyonce Knowles will be fighting over the jaw-dropping chain-linked silver-disc gown which says “Hello bombshell,” whilst Blake Lively and Elizabeth Banks will love the shorter, edgier dresses with cut-out details.

The exciting thing about the presentation is that these pieces have a place on every red carpet from the Grammys, to the Oscars, to Cannes, to premieres and photocalls.

For Spring, Ashley Greene was the first to don a look.

I wonder who will receive that honour for Fall. Hopefully it will be Blake, as she needs to get her sexy-back.

Front Row: Anja Rubik, Pixie Lott, Gao Yuanyuan and Christopher Kane

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Jennifer Lopez, Amber Heard, Beyonce Knowles, Blake Lively, Fergie, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Minka Kelly, Hilary Swank, Penelope Cruz, Chloe Moretz, Daisy Lowe, Lea Michele, Zoe Kravitz, Emma Stone, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz, Zoe Saldana, Katy Perry, Paz Vega and Katie Cassidy

Credit: Style.com

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15 Responses to Versace Fall 2012

  1. Dorian Gray February 29, 2012 at 16:35 #

    I like this collection but not love it, the dresses with the VERSACE spell on are a little bit tacky. I much prefer Versus FW12. Love the metal mash dresses at the end, Gianni would be proud of his little sister.

  2. Ade February 29, 2012 at 17:00 #

    That yellow dress would look better if they had omitted the letter in the bottom part.

  3. Melrose February 29, 2012 at 17:13 #

    that yellow alphabet soup dress is BEYOND ATROCIOUS; good lord Donatella!

    • EmmaWoodhouse March 1, 2012 at 01:56 #

      Haha I agree. I wasn’t a fan of this collection at all. Too in-your-face.

      • Fashion Critic March 1, 2012 at 05:36 #

        But isn’t TNT what Versace is all about? :D

  4. A. February 29, 2012 at 17:37 #

    The yellow dress is fierceness. love. I love them all actually, but the yellow dress has spunk.

  5. A. February 29, 2012 at 17:40 #

    love the rooney mara look btw. very edgy and leathery :p

  6. heather February 29, 2012 at 18:14 #

    I looked at the photos and instantly thought of Florence Welch. That first outfit in particular would look wonderful on her.

  7. robbie February 29, 2012 at 18:48 #

    some of the dress were nice, but as a whole it was a pretty tacky collection.

  8. Lou February 29, 2012 at 18:51 #

    Can’t help but be reminded of the Angelina Right Leg debacle when looking at the black sequinned dress above!

  9. Hannah February 29, 2012 at 20:06 #

    Now that you mention Blake I cant help but wish that January Jones woudl do some Versace, een if she is a bit unlike a typical Versace girl, when she wore their clothes she looked her best IMO.
    Also, perhaps this is out of desperation for ehr to wear it, but you mentione Blake Lively twice in the ‘Who I see wearing this colelction’!

  10. jane February 29, 2012 at 21:04 #

    Very costumey. However, the yellow dress is classic Versace. All the rest of the pieces shown are an embarrassment to Gianni’s legacy.

  11. dee February 29, 2012 at 21:07 #

    Love the black gown.

  12. mandy March 1, 2012 at 00:40 #

    For some reasons I feel this collection lacked “mojo”. But that’s probably cus I’ve drowned myself in the Atelier Versace’s collection.

  13. Luis March 1, 2012 at 12:40 #

    tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky!

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