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Gianni Versace revolutionized the fashion world. Starting in a poor town in southern Italy, he moved north to Milan and began producing fashions that some declared youthful and sexy, while rivals declared his dresses flashy and trashy. With his sister Donatella as his muse and his brother Santo as the man with the business plan, Gianni changed the way the public understood fashion right until his murder in 1997. He was the first to court celebrities like Elton John and Lady Diana, and was instrumental in creating the notion of the “super model”. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with business reporter DEBORAH BALL about her revealing look into fashion business HOUSE OF VERSACE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF GENIUS, MURDER AND SURVIVAL.