Gianni Versace Tribute at Milan Fashion Week

Donatella Versace, who took over as designer soon after her brother’s sudden death, presented a blockbuster tribute show that ended with five of the original supermodels – Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen and the former French first lady Carla Bruni – taking to the catwalk together, soundtracked by George Michael’s Freedom. The finale was designed to reenact one of Gianni Versace’s most iconic moments from 1991, when four supermodels walked arm in arm on the runway.

According to Fashionista:

“At the climax of the show, a curtain pulled back to reveal five of the OG supermodels — Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni — wearing gold dresses on a podium before walking down the runway ”

According to W Magazine:

“The Spring 2018 runway was filled with archival patterns and playful updates on old looks; the reunion of the five supermodels—all darlings of Gianni, all wearing gold chain mail to echo a 1994 Richard Avedon-lensed campaign for the brand—was an homage to the late designer.”