Gianni Versace Will Be the Focus of the Next American Crime Story

Erin Fitzpatrick

The 1997 murder of Gianni Versace will be the subject of the third season of American Crime Story, according to Deadline. The show will delve deep into the tragedy involving serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who was responsible for four other victims' deaths in addition to Versace's. Deadline reports that "an A-list actress [is] in negotiations to play Versace's sister Donatella Versace, who is featured prominently in the story." The show will begin filming in early 2017. 

Versace's death sent shock waves through the industry: The designer, who was adored by everyone from Naomi Campbell to Christy Turlington, left behind an $807 million business, per The New York Times' tribute published the day after his death. "It is difficult to imagine another designer whose death would drain more life from the industry, an industry now driven by contemporary culture because Mr. Versace made it that way," the newspaper wrote at the time. 

Will you be tuning in to this show? Tell us in the comments below, and then buy the stunning coffee table book, Versace, to brush up on your history of the brand

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