Find out what happened on December 2 including famous birthdays like Gianni Versace and Britney Spears; famous deaths like Pablo Escobar and Aaron Copland; and notable events like Napoleon being crowned Emperor of France.
After the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versaci, his sister Donatella took over operations of the designer’s empire. Now, a made for TV movie is being made on Donatella’s life and Raquel Welch will play her aunt Lucia. Titled House of Versace, the story will focus on Donatella after Gianni’e death and how she was thrust into the spotlight as the head designer for the fashion label. Donatella becomes addicted to drugs and nearly bankrupt’s the company. Welch’s character helps Donatella overcome her problems and lead the brand to be one of the most powerful fashion houses. The film is set to star Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace and Enrico Colantoni as Gianni Versace.
Off the market. The former mansion of the late fashion designer Gianni Versace was sold at auction for over $41million. A steal, considering the original asking price was $125 million.
My Night with Andrew Cunanan -- Inspired by real life events in 1997, one young gay drunken man's decisions during an encounter in San Francisco with future serial killer Andrew Cunanan invites us to consider whether fate can be changed and the murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace thwarted.
The founder of the Versace fashion house, Gianni Versace enjoyed celebrity status until his untimely death in 1997.
Raised in his mother's dress shop, fashion was Gianni Versace's family business. His safety pin dress launched Elizabeth Hurley to fame, and in 1997 he was killed in front of his home.
Fashion Victim -- In this ripped-from-the-headlines drama, gay party regular and aging boy toy Andrew Cunanan is forced to face the fact that his looks are fading and he is getting older, but he refuses to grow old gracefully. Instead, Andrew begins a murderous journey across the country from San Diego to Miami, killing anyone that gets in his way. FBI agent Harry Spalding is close on his tail, but even he cannot stop Cunanan from killing fashion designer Gianni Versace before shooting himself in the head on a Miami houseboat.
Batman: The Animated Series: Season 4: Episode 3 -- Catwoman vows revenge against Veronica Vreeland and decides to get Scarface and the Ventriloquist to help her.
On this day in history: Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned the Emperor of France, and Gianni Versace, Nelly Fertado and Britney Spears were born.
Explore the distinctive style of the house of Versace. The genius of Gianni Versace was his unification of contemporary culture and high art into clothes that were daring, sexy and exuberantly colored. His stunning collections were a tangible expression of his joie de vivre which was tragically cut short in 1997 when he was murdered outside his Miami home. After his death, his sister, Donatella Versace, took on the design reigns and has taken the house to new levels.
The former home of Gianni Versace was auctioned off on Tuesday and sold to the top bidder for $41.5 million. Donald Trump lost out to Joe Nakash, chairman of Jordache Enterprises, who plans to turn the extravagant property into a boutique South Beach hotel. Nakash hopes to gain rights to the Versace name for the venture.
Real estate speculators were looking forward to the late Gianni Versace s South Beach mansion becoming Miami s first 100 million dollar sale, but it was not to be.
The Miami mansion where fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered in 1997 sells at auction for the reduced price of $41m.
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