In 1997, my husband and I had the best jobs of our lives. He was a registered contractor renovating Art Deco buildings on South Miami Beach (SoBe) and I worked for a global business at Miami International Airport in the former Pan Am building. I was the assistant and do-it-all for the president.
My husband was overseeing a project on a hotel near the mansion of Giovanni Versace, although my husband wouldn’t know that the man walking on Ocean Drive to get his morning papers was one of the top fashion designers in the world. As a friend of Eric Clapton, Princess Diana, Madonna, Elton John, Tupac Shakur and many other celebrities, Versace was one of the first designers to link fashion to the music world.