Get A Life: Gianni Versace

by Melissa Goldstein
Gianni Versace didn't do understated: whether it was the Italian designer's flashy bondage-gear-inspired sartorial and silver-mesh togas, or his loyal supermodel fan club (Naomi, Cindy, Linda and Christy, of course), everything about his taste skewed over-the-top. His South Beach estate, Casa Casuarina, which was built in 1930 by architect Alden Freeman, is perhaps the ultimate example, and is due to be auctioned off on September 17th. A 10-bedroom, 11-bathroom, 23,000-square-foot behemoth of hand-painted walls and fresco-adorned ceilings, the property is best-known for its aquatic feature: a 54-foot-long pool lined with 24-karat gold. And though the modern-day palace was the scene of the designer's tragic murder in 1997, it also remains a testament to his genius; covered in the icon's trademark Versace Medusa insignia, and styled with his hand-picked ornate furnishings, artwork, and hand-painted murals. In honour of his gold-dipped interiors philosophy, we've put together a curated collection designed to channel his luxe spirit. head
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Rosenthal Meets Versace "Butterfly Garden" Dinnerware, from $70, Bloomingdales Roberto Cavalli Bravo Shawl Bathrobe, $256, Amara Biedermeier Armchairs with Versace Fabric, $3,327, 1st Dibs
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Fans Pillow Cover, $36, Zara Home

Coral Bookends by L'Objet, from $832, Artedona

Greek Key Bronze Round Mirror, $300, Lamps Plus

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Roman Leopard Rug, from $109, Neiman Marcus

Medusa Lumiere Ashtray 5", $205, Versace

Kilim Cushion, $78, Amara

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