Crash A '90s Party At The Versace Mansion, Thanks To Vault Magazine

If there is anything that Miami knows, it might be the "art" of being social. Or so thinks Barton G. Weiss, the creator of Miami's — and the rest of the magazine industry's — most luxurious new title, Vault Magazine. Meant as a collector's item, the quarterly publication covers fashion, party-going, and celebrity with lush full-color pages and heaps (and heaps) of style history.
Since Barton G. is the brains behind The Villa (for those non-Miamians, that's the hotel that is based in Versace's old mansion), one of the best spreads of the debut issue imagines a group of youngsters crashing a rager in the manse's gilded halls. New snaps of socialites and designers are mixed with vintage photos, and the Versaces themselves make an appearance in this time-bending editorial. Shot by Roxanne Lowit and featuring vintage jewelry from C. Madeleine's, this is a 305 shoot through and through, letting readers get an instant, Medusa-themed contact high (with a young, handsome Mickey Rourke!). The entire folio isn't all Magic City-based, but this flamboyantly beautiful, hedonistic pictorial makes us glad to call this place home. And maybe do a quick shot or two?
Photos: Courtesy of Vault Magazine by Barton G.