Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.; E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.
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The clothing empire founded by Gianni Versace in 1978 didn't end with his murder in 1997. The brand—adopted by fashion-forward icons like Madonna and J.Lo.—has continued to thrive under the aegis of sister Donatella. In keeping with a company devoted to extravagant luxury, the flagship sports marble floors and ceilings, and crystal chandeliers. Accessories are spread across the first floor while men's and women's sports- and career-wear occupy mini-boutiques—with soft lighting and black panels—on the upper levels. (Appointments are encouraged for formalwear.) In addition to clothes, Versace's gilded stamp can be found on boldly patterned dishes, glasses, and flutes made in Italy. Many of Versace's classic fragrances are also for sale.
Donatella doesn't disappoint fans of the house's signature patterns and fabulous bold colors. This is some of the splashiest china around.