Founded in 1978 by Gianni Versace the first boutique was opened in Milan and proved hugely successful. Unfortunately Gianni Versace was killed in 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan and this resulted in his sister Donatella Versace taking over. Versace is arguably one of the most flamboyant brands of its era, Versace eyewear mixes feminine elegance, with rich patterns for head turning designs.

The Versace vision is what makes the Versace name world famous. Centered on the idea of a world of fashion, glamour and sensuality, the vision dates back to 1978 when the brand was created by founder Gianni Versace. Since its inception, Versace has left its mark on the fashion world with its iconography. Most popular, perhaps, is the Medusa. The ancient Greek Medusa head is the brand's symbol and is associated with the design house worldwide.