The Genius of Gianni Versace Alive


  • Original title: The Genius of Gianni Versace Alive
  • Director: Salvatore Vincent Zannino
  • Length: 65 min
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2023


Filmed partially in Gianni Versace's "Casa Casuarina" mansion in Miami Beach where every object is a separate work of art, the documentary brings the genius of the Italian fashion giant to life.

The film has unique archival material and rare interviews of friends, former colleagues, and models: James Hyde, Steve Lyons, Matt King, Eric Etabari, Vincent De Paul, Kimberly Bacardi, Allyson Krowitz and Sandra Skidmore. A vivid portrait of a Renaissance designer emerges, a man who never stopped being inspired by his time to create a strictly personal universe of high aesthetics.

The film allows the viewer to enter into a cultural vortex. The documentary illustrates and explains that Versace was not only one of the greatest and most influential contemporary designers, but also, while walking the sharp intersection between classic and modern, redefined the way we perceive fashion, film and clothing.

Fashion stylist Ženja Fokin will make an introduction to the film screenings.