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Versace Recreates Liz Hurley and J.Lo's Iconic Red Carpet Dresses

For its first show in New York, the Italian brand revived its most famous looks.
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If there's one thing to take away from its recent shows, it's that Versace never goes out of style. Nobody knows that better than Donatella Versace, who has been mining the Italian fashion house's archives and bringing back everything from quintessential Versace prints to full looks from Gianni Versace's '90s collections. For Pre-Fall 2019, she did no different.

Flipping the calendar back to 1994, Versace returned to undoubtedly its most iconic creation from that year: the Safety Pin gown, which actress Elizabeth Hurley famously wore to the red carpet, redefining sexiness in the process. Its modern iteration comes with the same revealing slit, though this time it's held together by new pin-clips and features a long, sheer sleeve on one side.

There was another history-making dress to be found in the PF19 collection: a green plunge-neck dress from Versace's Spring 2000 collection, AKA Jennifer Lopez's Grammys dress that was so widely searched for that it led to the creation of Google Image Search. This season, Versace has replaced the silk chiffon dress's leafy palm pattern with a "Love Versace" heart print that was inspired by Jim Dine.

Hearts were a key element of the PF19 collection, appearing on dresses, jumpsuits, pants and Versace's very own "I Love NY" T-shirt. The latter pays homage to the city where the collection was presented, marking a first for the Italian house. In another nod to the Big Apple, the show's grand finale featured Gigi Hadid channelling the Statue of Liberty as she walked down the runway with a torch in hand.

Discover the collection below.

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