ESC: Versace, Elizabeth Hurley, 1994

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When fashion fanatics and crime-story junkies collide...

Fans have been waiting on pins and needles for the premiere of FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Beyond the fascinating story that seems to make murder mysteries so popular these days, this series will surely be a fashion feast for the eyes. Although the Versace family didn't sanction Ryan Murphy's production, we can assume from trailers and photos that stars Penélope Cruz (as Donatella Versace), Edgar Ramirez (as Gianni Versace) and Ricky Martin (as Gianni's partner Antonio D'Amico) will be outfitted in similar, if not eye-catching, garb. 

Even though the costumes will probably include vintage or vintage Versace-inspired designs, there's nothing that can replicate the iconic moments that contributed to Gianni's talent and fame. Case in point: Elizabeth Hurley's stardom owes many thanks to the ahead-of-its-time, safety-pin dress she wore to then-boyfriend Hugh Grant's movie premiere. At the time, her significant other was much more famous than she was, but the controversial Versace creation helped catapult the actress into the limelight. 

Even if you opt out of the of watching the series, take this moment to look back on the Gianni Versace-led designs that will forever go down in history. 

ESC: Versace, Salma Hayek 1996

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ESC: Courtney Love, 1997

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ESC: Versace, Princess Diana, 1995

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ESC: Versace, Naomi Campbell 1991

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ESC: Versace, Demi Moore, 1992

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ESC: Versace, Elizabeth Hurley, 1994

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ESC: Versace, Carla Bruni 1995

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ESC: Versace, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, 1991

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ESC: Versace, Kate Moss 1990

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Which iconic look do you like best?

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. on FX.

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