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Gianni Versace's Miami Beach mansion to be auctioned

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., July 17 (UPI) -- The Miami Beach mansion where Italian designer Gianni Versace was gunned down in 1997 is to be put up for auction in September, The Miami Herald reports.

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Versace South Beach mansion for sale

Versace South Beach mansion for sale

SOUTH BEACH, Fla., June 10 (UPI) -- The Florida mansion where fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot dead is for sale for $125 million, a real estate firm said.

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Versace CEO reportedly to resign

MILAN, Italy, June 5 (UPI) -- The Italian clothing company Gianni Versace may be looking for a new chief executive.

Versace's Patti portrait up for sale

SWANSEA, Wales, March 18 (UPI) -- A miniature portrait of the Victorian-era, Spanish-born opera singer Dame Adelina Patti is among the late Gianni Versace's belongings being auctioned.

Designer Mattiolo under house arrest

ROME, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Italian designer Gai Mattiolo says being placed under house arrest in Rome while he faces financial fraud and tax charges is unfair.

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Killer Cunanan is subject of new musical

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A two-week workshop production of "Most Wanted," a musical about serial killer Andrew Cunanan, has begun at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego.

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Auction features shirts off Versace's back

RICCIONE, Italy, May 23 (UPI) -- Clothes worn by the late Italian designer Gianni Versace will be sold during a charity auction that will mark the 10th anniversary of his death.

Allegra Versace said to be anorexic

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Allegra Versace, a niece of the late Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, is being treated for anorexia, her family confirmed Wednesday.
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Gianni Versace
NYC97120901-09 DECEMBER 97- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Dontella Versace arrives at her late brother's exhibition December 8, at the Metropolitian Museum of Art, in New York City. The Gianni Versace exhibit showed some old designs along with new designs. UPI rw/ JASON SZENES

Gianni Versace (December 2, 1946 - July 15, 1997) was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Gianni Versace S.p.A., an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, makeup and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films, and was a friend of Madonna, Elton John, Cher, Sting, and Diana, Princess of Wales among many others. Openly gay, Versace and his partner Antonio D'Amico were regulars on the international party scene. Versace was murdered outside his Miami Beach home, the former Casa Casuarina now known as The Villa By Barton G., at the age of 50 by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.

Gianni Versace was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, on December 2, 1946, where he grew up with his older brother Santo and younger sister Donatella, along with their father and dressmaker mother, Francesca. An older sister, Tina, died at the age of 12 from an improperly treated tetanus infection.

Versace began his apprenticeship at a young age, helping his mother find precious stones and gold braid with which to embroider dresses. He studied architecture before moving to Milan at the age of 26 to work in fashion design.

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