Founded in Milan in 1978, Gianni Versace S.r.l. is one of the most important international fashion houses and represents a symbol of Italian luxury and lifestyle throughout the world. The company designs, manufactures and sells clothing, accessories, jewelry, watches, eyewear, fragrances and home furnishings, all bearing the Medusa logo. The Versace Group distributes its products through a D.O.S. network that includes over 180 boutiques in major cities and more than 1500 retailers worldwide. Donatella Versace has been at the helm of the artistic direction of the Maison since 1997. Today, the Group redefines its heritage by addressing a new global audience that continues to strengthen Versace's role in contemporary culture.