Bruce Weber and Versace: A History

Bruce Weber and Versace: A History

In Honor of Weber and Versace's Fall 2016 Campaign Reunion, We've Rounded Up The Fashion Duo's Best Moments

In Honor of Weber and Versace's Fall 2016 Campaign Reunion, We've Rounded Up The Fashion Duo's Best Moments

Text: Jillian Selzer

As V reported over the weekend, renowned fashion photographer Bruce Weber has just reunited with Italian fashion house Versace for the brand's fall/winter 2016 campaign, which features Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid as mothers on the run, modeling the ready-to-wear collection in a familial setting. What the casual viewer might not know is that the campaign marks a historic reunion for Donatella and Bruce Weber, after a 14-year gap since the two collaborated. In an interview with the New York Times, Donatella Versace and Bruce Weber described their relationship "like Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor: get together, split up, get back together again.”

Despite two decades of fashion and social evolution preceding the campaign, Weber's work still pays homage to the fast-and-furious vibes of the '80s and '90s Versace/Weber campaigns are known for: A-list supermodels, flashy posing and effortless styling. The new spin comes with Donatella's vision. She told the Times, "Versace’s image is so much about the red carpet. But I wanted to make day clothes fierce. You know: She’s a superstar, and she runs her business, and she runs her family too. Fashion is a part of life, and I thought it was important to show it could be a part of many different lives. That it could help you in your life. It’s not about creating beautiful illusions anymore.” It's clear the campaign still has the iconic, classic Weber twist, but has evolved to perfectly showcase the direction modern fashion is headed. In appreciation of the incomparable pairing of the two fashion icons, V rounded up Weber and Versace's most iconic campaigns to date.

Gianni Versace 1989
Gianni Versace 1989
Gianni Versace Spring/Summer 1989
Werner Schreyer for Gianni Versace by Bruce Weber
Niki Taylor for Versus Versace 1990
Bruce Weber for Gianni Versace 1990
Cameron Alborzian for Versace Spring/Summer 1990
Versace Jeans Couture 1991
Versus Versace Spring/Summer 1994
Versus Versace 1995
Versus Versace 1995
Bruce Weber for "Men Without Ties", 1995
Versus Versace 1996
Versus Versace Spring/Summer 1996
Versace Jeans Couture 1997
Versace Jean Couture 1997
Versace Family Photo Shot by Bruce Weber
Versus Versace Spring/Summer 1999
Versus Versace Spring/Summer 2001
Versus Versace Spring/Summer 2002
Credits: Photos by Bruce Weber courtesy of Tumblr and Pinterest

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