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Last Updated: Monday, 16 July 2007, 13:20 GMT 14:20 UK
In pictures: Versace tribute

Donatella Versace (second left) with her children Daniel and Allegra, plus ex-husband Paul Beck

About 1,500 guests attended a ballet performance at La Scala in Milan, remembering fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld

Designer Karl Lagerfeld attended the tribute, which was held on the 10th anniversary of Versace's murder in Florida.

Actor Rupert Everett and model Claudia Schiffer

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer (right) said Versace was "such a warm-hearted man, so much fun and full of [the] joy of life".

Santo Versace, the Versace Group's president, and model Naomi Campbell

Members of the designer's family, such as Versace Group President Santo Versace (left), saw the ballet, entitled Thanks Gianni, With Love.

Performers in Thanks Gianni, With Love, at La Scala in Milan

Versace had worked on 12 ballets, and the tribute featured costumes by the late designer's sister Donatella.

Actress Jessica Alba

Actress Jessica Alba was also on the guest list to remember Versace, who started designing clothes when he was 22.

Singer Geri Halliwell

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell said the late designer, who was shot aged 50, had "dressed the creative arts so beautifully".

Performers in Thanks Gianni, With Love, at La Scala in Milan

As well as the ballet, Versace's outfits are to be displayed on Milan's streets and a scholarship will be set up in his honour.

Ballet tribute for Gianni Versace
16 Jul 07 |  Entertainment

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