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Versus Versace X Anthony Vaccarello SS15
Left, Ine Neefs (DNA) backstage at Versus Versace X Anthony Vaccarello SS15Photography by Lea Colombo

Versus SS15 by Anthony Vaccarello

High slits and amped up sex appeal reveal themselves at Anthony Vaccarello's intoxicating Versus debut

Initial reaction:

No one does sexy like Anthony Vaccarrello, and seeing his signature high slits, slight halters and belted micro-clothes incorporated with Versace's powerful imagery was edge-of-your-seat, no, stand-up-from-your-seat potent. His first collection for Versus evidenced his natural symbiosis with the house – sometimes designers take the helm and need a transition season to feel out what they can do. Vaccarrello's vision was focused, alluring and still familiarly Versus. But maybe we should have known – an alliterative, sharp combination of names like Vacarello for Versus Versace suggests (and sounds like) it can power up sexy like a chain saw VVV...VVV...VVV...

True muse:

Anja Rubik is still Vaccarello's muse of choice (or is it a choice? Perhaps for them it's like love: you just know) stateside at Versus Versace. She walked in and closed the show. Check them out in conversation here. 

Hall of mirrors:

The set for Versus was full of mirrored pillars and walls lining an Art Deco patterned runway. The repetition of looks in the mirrors recalled 1920s excess – more, more, more! A fitting urgency given that the whole collection was available to shop right after the show. With Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson in the audience, we were glad to be able to see their faces in the mirror as they watched. Desire.

Watch an exclusive Dazed film, directed by Marie Schuller below and check out our interview with her here.

Models: Jamie Bochert (@jamiebochert), Anna Ewers (@annaewers), Anja Rubik (@anja_rubik), Isabeli Fontana (@isabelifontana_official), Binx Walton(@binxwalton), Ine Neefs (@ineneefs), Julia Frauche (@juliafrauche), Lina Spangenberg, Suvi Koponen (@suviriggs), Amanda Murphy (@amandajeanmurphy), Julia Bergshoeff (@juliabergshoeff), Sam Rollinson (@samrollinson), Lexi Boling (@lexiboling), Tasha Tilberg (@tasha_tilberg), Anja Rubik (@anja_rubik), Alexandra Elizabeth (@alexandraelizabethljadov), Joan Smalls (@joansmalls)