Versace is an Italian fashion design house founded by the late Gianni Versace and continued by other members of the Versace family after his death. Debuting with a line of women's wear in 1978, the company was an instant success. A men's line and the company's first boutique in Milan followed in that same year. Gianni Versace chose the Medusa symbol as his company's logo. The company's luxurious clothing and accesories are characterized by influences ranging from pop art to classical Greek and Roman architecture.
Versace's lines grew to include accessories, home furnishing and cosmetics. The brand inclues mulitple lines today: Atelier Versace, Versace Couture, Versace Jeans Couture, Versace Home Collection, Versace Collection, and Versus (Versace). In addition to clothing and accessories, the brand also encompasses a hotel, the Palazzo Versace. Versace Couture is the main line of the house and includes the fragrance division.