But because the Versace family would not cooperate, Eyrich and Leach couldn't call in pieces from the brand's archives, either.
Law graduate Miss Mc Vey, who was privately educated at Belvedere Girls’ School, in Liverpool, modelled for the saucy photo shoot in 1999, soon after landing the spot on the GMTV sofa that made her a household name.We were able to use more Versace menswear, like the actual printed shirts and a lot of original jeans and shoes.'They did manage to snag a black leather fringed shirt for Donatella, plucked right from the Fall 1992 collection — a feat that inspired tears of joy.Otherwise, however, they had to recreate pieces themselves, enlisting an on-set tailor to sew up designs that were as close as possible to the originals.Mark was a great guy, but the story was to focused on him and not on the sisters.The best stories are told when it deals with their lives and not the men.'We knew we were going to be recreating actual Versace garments, so we did research at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising here in L. 'They have one of the largest Versace collections in the country.In this case, it was researching not only photos and videos and magazines but actually looking at the real clothes and their construction and then recreating that.'The most difficult, said Eyrich was the bondage-style dress Donatella wore for a red carpet appearance with her brother in 1993.'It's such an intricate garment, and to get it to fit the way it does was probably the biggest construction challenge,' said Leach.'We had to have three of them made, including one to cut [on-camera].'There were so many garments, in fact, that they had to be stored in multiple warehouses in Miami.The costume designers also revealed that there are plenty of pieces they made from scratch that ended up on the cutting room floor, including a pink safety pin dress and studded pants.Gianni Versace.'Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it taken part in the writing of the screenplay, this TV series should only be considered as a work of fiction.'While the creators of the show certainly had to fill in details, there is at least one thing they took great pains to get right: the clothes.After all, Gianni and Donatella couldn't exactly be outfitted in Chanel or Dior.