1989 : Fine jewelry debuts. Versace's "Dresses for Thought" exhibit held in Milan. January: Atelier Versace, the brand's haute couture collection, debuts with fourteen styles; 52 pieces are sold.
1988 : Versace shows at the Australian Bicentennial Wool Collection event held at the Sydney Opera House. Wins International Apparel Mart Fashion Excellence kudos at the Dallas Fashion Awards.