Gianfranco Ferre brought a sense of 'architecture' to fashion design way before Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga or any of the Japanese designers seized control of the word. From ultra-modern sleek silhouettes to outrageous prints and billowing confections, Ferre's fashions were serious in execution and playful in design. In tribute to the late designer, who passed away yesterday from a brain hemorrhage at the young age of 62, we present some highlights from his collections of the past eight years. After the jump.

Gianfranco Ferre: A Look Back

Ferre Fall/Winter 2007 and Ferre Spring/Summer 2006 ad campaign starring Julia Roberts

Gianfranco Ferre: A Look Back

Oprah at the Oscars, 2004 and Ferre Spring/Summer 2004

Gianfranco Ferre: A Look Back

Ferre Spring/Summer 2003 and Ferre Fall/Winter 2002

Gianfranco Ferre: A Look Back

Ferre Spring/Summer 2002 and Fall/Winter 2001

Gianfranco Ferre: A Look Back

Ferre Spring/Summer 2000 and Spring/Summer 1999