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Mens link neck chain by Gianni Versace, 1990 - 1999
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Necklace, mens, metal, designed and made by Gianni Versace, Italy, worn by Paul Jellard, Australia, 1990s
Gianni Versace (1946-1997) was one of the most colourful and talented designers of the late 20th-century. He was born in Reggio Calabria in Southern Italy and his first independent collection was launched in Milan in 1978. Subsequently, aided by his brother Santo and sister Donatella, he forged the vastly successful Versace empire. Versace became internationally renowned for ultra-glamorous creations and known as an innovative menswear designer. The late Richard Martin, of New York┬?s Metropolitan Museum of Art, wrote: 'His menswear was genuinely revolutionary, insisting on men as sex objects. He became the standard-bearer of gay men┬?s fashion because he eschewed decorum and designed for desire.┬? Combining skilful tailoring with innovative materials, Versace produced clothing that could not be ignored.

This neckpiece was owned and used by Paul Jellard (d 2002) a Sydney based fashion retailer who opened the ground breaking boutique 'Five Way Fusion' in Paddington. The store sold imported men's wear and transformed not only the look of many of Sydney's males but also the way Sydney men shopped. Jellard often purpose-bought with a specific client's requirements in mind and he also introduced a maintenance service.
The neckpiece was made by Gianni Versace (1946-1997) who was one of the most colourful and talented designers of the late 20th-century. He was born in Reggio Calabria in Southern Italy and his first independent collection was launched in Milan in 1978. Subsequently, aided by his brother Santo and sister Donatella, he forged the vastly successful Versace empire. Versace became internationally renowned for ultra-glamorous creations and as an innovative menswear designer.
This neckpiece was owned and used by Paul Jellard (d 2002) a Sydney based fashion retailer who opened the ground breaking boutique 'Five Way Fusion' in Paddington. The store sold imported mens wear and thus transformed the look of many of Sydney's males. The boutique expanded to include womens wear in 1995. Jellard often purpose-bought with a specific client's requirements in mind and he introduced a maintenance service.

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Description
Necklace, mens, metal, designed and made by Gianni Versace, Italy, worn by Paul Jellard, Australia, 1990s

Necklace consisting of a thick link chain, alternate links impressed with scroll pattern and a round pendant with a lion's head.
Designed: Versace, Gianni; Italy; 1990 - 1999

Used: Jellard, Paul; Australia; 1990 - 1999
Marks
No marks
2006/94/50
Production date
1990 - 1999
Width
190 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Paul D Jellard, 2006
Subjects
+ Italian Design
+ Fashion
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