The murder mysteries of celebrities and known faces always remain in the headline. Well, there are many actors, actresses, and other known faces who have an unsolved murder mystery and one of them also include Gianni Versace.
The murder of one of the best Italian fashion designers Gianni Versace was closed in the files with no proper evidence and the reason why he was murdered. The person who killed him committed suicide, leaving the police officers and other people revolving around the mysteries.
Here in this article you should read further to know more about Gianni and his murder.
Early Life Of Gianni Versace
Gianni Versace was born on December 2, 1946, in the city of Reggio Calabria to a father and dressmaker mother, Francesca. He had one elder brother Santo Versace and younger sister, Donatella Versace, along with an older sister, Tina who died at the age of 12 because of an improperly treated tetanus infection.
He was the great influencer of Latin and Greek and, attended Liceo Classico Tommaso Campanella. Before moving up to Milan at the age of 26 to work in fashion industry, he began his apprenticeship at a very young age at his mother’s business.
He met his partner Antonio D’Amico, a model, in 1982. Their relationship lasted until his murder and, during his lifetime, he was also diagnosed with HIV.
Career Of Gianni Versace
His successful path in fashion design began in 1973 when he became the designer of “Byblos“, a successful Genny’s youthful line. In 1977, he designed Complice, another more experimental, line for Genny. He also presented his first women collection at the Palazzo Della Permanente Art Museum of Milan.
After opening his first boutique in Milan’s Via Della Spiga in 1978, he became a sensation among many people.
He employed the taste of vivid and bold colors with a tinge of sexuality. His designs received both, praise and criticism but, it was a new start in the fashion world with the designs of Versace. He also employed his family members in his business, to whom, he gave all the credit for his success.
He always came with a new design that narrated a different story. As he was hugely inspired by the southern Italian and Graeco-Roman art, he employed the same in his designs too. He didn’t limit himself to clothes only, but was successful in designing furnishings, jewelry, and housewares.
He launched many super models in his fashion shows and runways. He was the first great personality to employ celebrities in his marketing campaigns and seat them in the front row of his fashion shows.
Murder of Gianni Versace
Shot by the symptomatic, Andrew Cunanan, in the head on the morning of July 15th 1997, the murder of Gianni Versace is still a mystery. He took a walk on Ocean Drive for his morning magazines and, was climbing the steps of his Miami Beach mansion, when Andrew Cunanan, dressed in a gray t-shirt, black shorts, and a white hat with the backpack shot him with a .40 caliber Taurus PT 100.
He was subsequently pronounced dead at the hospital and, was 50 years old at the time of his death. Witnessed by his former UK senior stylist, Dean Aslett, the investigating police officers told the family of Versace that they don’t know if they were going to know the answers ever.
His family buried his body at Moltraio cemetery near Lake Como and, over 2000 people attended his funeral.
Who Was Andrew Cunanan and his Relation To Versace
During the investigation, it was revealed that Andrew Cunanan was a serial killer who had also murdered four other men. He was described as a symptomatic man with an obsession with Versace. He often bragged about his close relationship with Versace and falsely claimed to have met with other celebrities too.
The FBI agents claimed that the duo had met at a nightclub in San Francisco but, his family disagreed with this fact. The police officers claimed that they might have met many times because of their same circles.
The more interesting thing in this murder case was that Andrew Cunanan committed suicide 8 days after murdering Gianni, leaving behind no shreds of evidence or proofs. The suicide case of Andrew Cunanan also remains a mystery.