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Versace

Gianni Versace S.r.l. Usually referred to as Versace, is an Italian luxury fashion company and trade name founded by Gianni Versace in 1978; the main collection of the brand is Versace, which produces upmarket Italian-made ready-to-wear and leather accessories. The Versace logo is the head of a Greek mythological figure; the logo came from the floor of ruins in the area of Reggio Calabria that the Versace siblings played in as children. Gianni Versace chose Medusa as the logo because she made people fall in love with her and they had no way back, he hoped his company would have the same effect on people and on those who wore his clothes and shoes. The Versace brand is known for its innovative designs having symbolic flashy prints and bright colors but with style; the company announced in 2018. On 25 September 2018, Michael Kors Holdings acquired all outstanding shares in Gianni Versace S.r.l. for $2.12 billion. In 1972, Gianni Versace designed his first collections for Callaghan and Complice. In 1978, the company launched under the name "Gianni Versace Donna."

The first Versace boutique was opened in Milan's Via della Spiga in 1978. Versace was one of the few independent designers, in control of everything about the brand, from designing to retailing. In 1982, the company expanded into the accessory, home furnishing, china industries. In 1993, Donatella Versace created the "Young Versace" line as well as "Versus." In 1994, the brand gained widespread international coverage due to the black Versace dress of Elizabeth Hurley, referred to at the time as "that dress". Versace was described as the "Rock n' Roll designer" because they designed for many famous clients, including Elton John and Michael Jackson, as well as the most beautiful women. Versace designed the stage costumes and album cover costumes for Elton John in 1992. Versace has designed clothing for the Princess of Wales and Princess Caroline of Monaco; the Versace company is known for using the same models in their ads. After the murder of Gianni Versace in 1997, his sister Donatella Versace vice-president, took over as creative director, his older brother Santo Versace became CEO.

Donatella's daughter Allegra Versace was left a 50 percent stake in the company, which she assumed control of on her eighteenth birthday. In 2000, the "green Versace dress" worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards gained a lot of media attention, being voted as the "fifth most iconic dress of all time" in 2008, with Hurley's 1994 dress being voted first in a Daily Telegraph poll; the company's profits were in decline in the early 2000s. Cacciatori resigned in December 2003 due to "disputes with the Versace family". From 2004 Giancarlo di Risio, from IT Holding, was CEO of the group until his resignation in 2009 due to disagreements with Donatella. In May 2016, the Versace Group appointed Mr. Jonathan Akeroyd to the position of CEO and member of the company's Board of Directors. In February 2014 The Blackstone Group purchased a 20 percent stake in Versace for €210 million; as of 2016, more than 1500 boutiques operate worldwide. On 24 September 2018 Michael Kors announced that it offered a deal to buy Versace for 2 billion euros.

In September 2018 Versace announced that one hundred percent of all Blackstone and Versace family shares had been sold to the Group Michael Kors Limited. In October 2018, Versace announced to showcase the brand's first Pre-Fall season show in New York on 2 December; the show is scheduled on Gianni Versace's birth date. In January 2019, Gianni Versace S.r.l. joined Capri Holdings Limited, forming a new global fashion luxury group together with Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo. In 2006, Gianni Versace S.r.l. entered into a partnership with Automobile Lamborghini S.r.l. to produce the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 VERSACE. The car had a Versace white satin interior with the Versace logo embroidered into the seats; the car was available in white. There were only ten units produced; the car was sold with a complementary luggage set, luxury driving shoes, driving gloves. The Versace company teamed up with AgustaWestland in 2008 to create the AgustaWestland AW109 Grand Versace VIP luxury helicopter; the helicopter includes a design on the outside.

In 2011, Versace and H&M released a new line of clothing. The store sold women's clothing and home items such as pillows and blankets. In 2015, Versace collaborated with dancer Lil Buck to release a line of sneakers. In 2018, Ronnie Fieg and Donatella Versace debuted their Kith x Versace collection, which featured a modified medusa logo with "KITH" written over its eyes. Versace Men's Fall 2019 collection featured several items with the logo of Ford Motor Company. According to the fashion house, the two companies joined forces to channel "the excitement of buying your first car. Excitement and aspiration of owning something as an extension of one’s personality, something connected to the idea of being a man." Versace partnered with the Mind Group firm in China in 2015. The two companies designed luxury residence towers called the "Versace Residencies." The goal of the creators were to combine Versace's luxury home elements with elements of traditional Chinese culture. This same year, Versace partnered with the ABIL Group in India to develop another residential project.

These luxury homes are located in South Mumbai. In 2

Laurence T. Maloney

Laurence T. Maloney is an American psychology professor at New York University’s Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, he is known for applying mathematical models to human behavior. Maloney has a master's degree in mathematical statistics from Stanford University in 1982, a doctorate in psychology from Stanford, in 1985. During his doctoral semester he studied with Brian Wandell Amos Tversky, Ewart Thomas, his doctoral thesis was on color constancy. He was appointed an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Psychology and in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985, he joined NYU as Assistant Professor in 1988, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1990, to Full Professor in 2004. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Freiburg, Giessen and Padova. Maloney has conducted studies in the physics and mathematics of color vision that resulted in two cited articles in the Journal of the Optical Society of America, his work in visual-cue combination led to a cited review article in Vision Research.

Maloney and his colleagues have studied color perception and surface material perception in complex, three-dimensional scenes, human performance in perceptual and movement tasks equivalent to economic games, face perception. His studies on movement planning and decision making under risk are a contribution to the newly emerging field of neuroeconomics. Official Website at NYU

Bartosz Piasecki

Bartosz Piasecki is a Norwegian fencer. Piasecki was born in Tczew in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland but moved to Norway with his family when he was two years old, his father, Mariusz Piasecki is a fencing champion and coach who won 12 medals at the Polish Championships, represented Poland at international competitions in the epee. Bartosz Piasecki holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Oslo He won the silver medal in the men's individual épée at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Piasecki competes for Bygdø Fekteklubb. A right-hand fencer, Piasecki is coached by his father, Mariusz Piasecki, works as a math teacher at the elite sports program at Wang Secondary School in Oslo. Bartosz Piasecki earned a bronze medal during the U23 European Fencing Championship in Debrecen in 2009. In June 2012 he ended with a 16th position at the 2012 World Championship in Italy. Piasecki's silver medal at the Olympics is Norway's best achievement in this discipline in history.

The second best was an 11th place at the 1984 games by Nils Koppang