Versace Menswear Celebrates Its Return to Underwear With a Naked Gladiator/'Mr. T' Themed Runway Show

No one expects a Versace collection to be subtle, but Donatella really amped it up--even by Versacian standards--for her spring 2013 menswear collec
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No one expects a Versace collection to be subtle, but Donatella really amped it up--even by Versacian standards--for her spring 2013 menswear collec
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No one expects a Versace collection to be subtle, but Donatella really amped it up--even by Versacian standards--for her spring 2013 menswear collection. She sent a bunch of buff gladiators (she called them "pugilists") down the runway, complete with huge belts and gladiator sandals. Imagine Russell Crowe in hot pink, wearing a huge medallion, and with his ass hanging out, and you have an idea of the vibe.

Photo: Versace Facebook

Photo: Versace Facebook

The house is celebrating its return to underwear and swimwear, so there was no shortage of banana hammocks and mesh undies. According to Tim Blanks at Style.com, the show notes called the Versace guy "part Rocky, part Elvis, part Mr. T." Blanks called it a "Roman orgy staged in a Miami discotheque." How fun is that? Go watch the runway show over on Versace's Facebook page, and if that opening run--featuring Queen's "We Will Rock You"--doesn't put you (or your guy) in the mood for a body harness accessorized with metallic wrestling sneakers, we don't know what will.

Click through to see the whole spectacle.

Photos: Imaxtree