Versace: Trash Expensive

Barbara K. Prokop

2003, 12:30 minutes, Colour, English


In Versace: Trash Expensive, a Gianni Versace fan impersonates him in a conversation with an old friend, a Berlin prostitute. The two meet for coffee at Cafe Einstein to discuss the concepts behind his work; how he sees Versace style functioning in society, the idea that he dresses wealthy woman as prostitutes and his connection to celebrities and royalty. In creating a situation which could never have taken place, this work alters our understanding of something familiar and upturns our expectations.

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