My Stay at the Versace Mansion

Through the Eyes of Gianni

My Stay At The Versace Mansion

Versace is a name so powerful it epitomizes Italian opulence, bold sexiness, and a flair for the extravagant. It holds its place firmly in the fashion world as a legendary and iconic luxury brand that is both decadent and sultry. No wonder Versace was such a big influence on me and one of the reasons why I wanted to pursue a career in fashion design. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more inspired in my life then when I was standing in Gianni Versace’s bedroom looking out his balcony and seeing what once was his world up close.

The best-known property on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is the Villa Casa Casuarina, better known as the Versace Mansion. Notorious for its over-the-top style and the horrifying death that happened at its gates, the Versace Mansion holds so much history and was a fascinating and surreal experience for me. With its richly decorated walls, floors, ceilings, and windows, it retains the designer’s elaborate splendor and houses 10 custom guest suites and a 54-foot-long mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. I toured all the suites, including the bedrooms of Gianni Versace, Santo Versace (his brother), and Allegra Versace (his niece), but I had the pleasure of staying in 2 different suites in the mansion, the one Elton John stayed in and the other Madonna stayed in when they visited Versace in the 90s.

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,,I’ve never felt more inspired in my life...
—Stella

Petrifyingly Lavish

My Stay at the Versace Mansion

During my stay, I enjoyed drinks in Versace’s courtyard, admired the view of Miami’s South Beach from his conservatory and rooftop, and swam in his pool that is said to be made from more than one million mosaic tiles, thousands of them 24-karat gold. Each night, dinner was served poolside under the stars in the one-of-a-kind dining room that has marble and scrolling mosaics running on for at least 30 feet.

Inspired by an Icon

My Stay at the Versace Mansion

The exclusive corset I am wearing is inspired by the iconic Versace logo – the head of Medusa, a Greek mythological figure. Wearing it, I felt empowered and ultra-confident. The painted face and snakes on my corset represent seduction and power – a passkey to a world of luxury and fantasy. The artwork was in collaboration with artist Brianna O’Brien. Working with Brianna was exciting because the artwork possibilities were endless. Together we created an exceptional, wearable work of art that reflects both of our unique qualities as artists.  Read more about the Medusa Corset.

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