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Antonio D’Amico & Gianni Versace

Antonio D'Amico (born January 20, 1959) is a model and fashion designer. He is best known as the partner of Gianni Versace.

D'Amico was born in Mesagne, Province of Brindisi, Italy, and later lived in Milan. He was hired as a part-time office executive for his first job. He met Versace in 1982 and eventually embarked on a long-term relationship that lasted 15 years, until Versace's murder in 1997. During that time, he worked as designer for the Versace Sport line. D'Amico now runs his own fashion design company.

Versace's will left D'Amico with a pension of 50 million lire a month for life (about €26,000) and the right to live in any of Versace's homes in Italy and the United States. However, since the properties that were left to D'Amico in Gianni's will actually belonged to the company, the homes belonged to Donatella, Santo, and Allegra. After working out some agreements with lawyers, D'Amico obtained a fraction of the pension, and a restricted right to live in Gianni's properties. D'Amico's relations with the rest of the Versace family have not always been easy; Donatella Versace said in March 1999 that "My relationship with Antonio is exactly as it was when Gianni was alive. I respected him as the boyfriend of my brother, but I never liked him as a person. So the relationship stayed the same."

D'Amico was portrayed by actor Oscar Torre in the 1998 film The Versace Murder.


Antonio D'Amico is a model and fashion designer. He is best known as the partner of Gianni Versace. D'Amico was born in Mesagne, Province of Brindisi, Italy, and later lived in Milan. He was hired as a part-time office executive for his first job. He met Versace in 1982 and eventually embarked on a long-term relationship that lasted 15 years, until Versace's murder in 1997. During that time, he worked as designer for the Versace Sport line. D'Amico now runs his own fashion design company.


Officially named Casa Casuarina, this one-of-a-kind Miami Beach property is more commonly known as the "Versace Mansion" because it was previously owned by late Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. Versace's influence and artistic vision are evident throughout the gated property, which features an opulent 10-bedroom, 11-bathroom Mediterranean villa decorated with hand-painted walls and ceiling frescos.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_D%27Amico

Further Readings:

It's your song. Gianni Versace e Antonio D'Amico quindici anni di vita insieme by Rodolfo Mirri
Hardcover
Publisher: Vannini (January 1, 2007)
Language: Italian
ISBN-10: 8874361165
ISBN-13: 978-8874361168
Amazon: It's your song. Gianni Versace e Antonio D'Amico quindici anni di vita insieme

Questa è una storia d'amore tra due uomini, Gianni Versace e Antonio D'Amico.

Un percorso di vita durato quindici anni, una relazione che abbraccia anche il lavoro. Antonio si nutre e si ciba della genialità di Gianni; un quadro, una scultura o semplicemente un luogo, ispirano il "Genio" che tramuta queste emozioni in arte.

La vita, la loro vita. Gli amici veri come Lady Diana, Elton John, Sting... Poi uno sparo e l'inizio, quello della fine. Qualcosa non quadra.

E' luglio 1997 e nel Duomo di Milano il sacerdote che celebrò i funerali, spese parole per il dolore della sorella Donatella e del fratello Santo, non disse però nulla del dolore di Antonio d'Amico che quel giorno era il più ferito, il più perduto.

Il testamento sugella verità nascoste: "trovati un avvocato!"

... lo sgomento e infine scoprire di essere fonte di imbarazzo... "già dimenticavo, sono gay"... perchè ora e non prima?

E ancora qualcosa non quadra.

More LGBT Couples at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance


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