The Versace brand has been the symbol of ultra-sexiness since 1978. Founded by Gianni Versace, the Medusa-branded label epitomized over-the-top glamour with its loud prints and flashy colors. Versace is now under the helm of Gianni’s sister, Donatella, following his death in 1997. Donatella oversees womenswear, menswear, as well as Versace Couture, Sport, and Jeans Couture. Another diffusion line, Versus, founded in 1989 was resurrected by Donatella in 2009 after closing in 2005. Versace is sought after for their thigh high slits and barely-there mini dresses. For men, it’s all about the sleek and masculine sex appeal. The Versace empire remains a family affair and continues to expand with hotels in Australia and Dubai.