Donatella versace news and archive
Kim Jones and Donatella Versace swap roles
The surprise catwalk show and previously unofficial event announced last minute at MFW turned out to be a swapping of roles between Versace and Fendi’s creatives and long-time friends, Donatella Versace and Kim Jones. The intimate experience Versace alluded to on its Instagram was a starry discoball lit runway come to light and life the moment...
26 Sep 2021
What we know of the Versace x Fendi collaboration so far
When Fendi showed on the first day of Milan Fashion Week there was little to suggest the Rome-based luxury house would later be involved in a second show – one that involved a collaboration with another Italian luxury brand, namely Versace. Rumours have been circulating since Donatella Versace sent a save-the-date for a special event on Sunday,...
24 Sep 2021
Face to face with Donatella Versace
Net-A-Porter's "Face to Face" series allows fashion celebrities to interview themselves. A rare occasion for them I'm sure. On this edition, Donatella Versce asks herself some revealing questions that fans and fellow fashionistas want to know. The formidable Italian designer reflects on success, sustainability, and why she became blonde. Source:...
23 Dec 2019
Donatella talks American politics, her brother, and the 'JLo Dress' from the SS20 collection
During her 2019 Forces of Fashion Conference talk, Donatella Versace touches on everything from the revival of Jennifer Lopez's iconic Versace dress, her thoughts on the current state of American politics, and the pressure of living up to her brother's legacy. Source: Vogue, YouTube.
21 Oct 2019
Video: Donatella Versace speakes at Stonewall Day
“I did not care who my brother loved. I cared only for his well-being and for his happiness. If a little girl from the South of Italy could understand that, then surely we can all try and be more understanding of each other, kinder to each other and embrace everyone who is different from us. I’m here to lend my voice to all those who aren’t...
16 Jul 2019
Fashion mourns death of the Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld
The fashion world has been plunged into mourning by the death of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, the rapier-witted dandy who ruled over the industry for half a century. Chanel, the iconic French fashion house he led for nearly four decades, on Tuesday confirmed his passing, prompting an unprecedented outpouring of emotion from designers and...
19 Feb 2019
Donatella Versace hits back at critics
London - Following Michael Kors Holding’s announcement that it was acquiring Italian fashion house Versace, Donatella Versace has been receiving criticism across social media, about how the designer label could still be Italian as well as how she could still be heading up the creative direction of the brand, and the fashion designer has hit...
2 Oct 2018
Donatella says no Italian companies were interested in buying Versace
After announcing the sale of Versace to Michael Kors Holdings Limited, Donatella Versace was inquired by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera about the decision to sell the company to an American business, rather than a fellow Italian one. Matteo Salvini, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister, reacted to the news by saying he’s “fed up” of seeing...
26 Sep 2018
Five things to know about Versace
Italian fashion giant Versace, known for its Medusa head logo and being one of the few remaining family-controlled businesses in the industry, is reportedly being sold to US fashion group Michael Kors. The deal, worth around 2 billion USD, provides for the Versace family to continue to play a role, according to media reports. Here are five...
25 Sep 2018
Gilberto Calzolari wins best emerging designer at The Green Carpet Fashion Awards
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, also known as “the Oscars of sustainable fashion”, announced this year’s winners in a ceremony held last night in Milan. Milanese designer Gilberto Calzolari took home the evening’s ultimate prize, the Franca Sozzani Award for best emerging designer. Donatella Versace, artistic director and vice-president...
24 Sep 2018
Versace’s sale “imminent”, says Italian newspaper
The sale of Italian fashion house Versace could be announced “within hours”, according to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, which cites unnamed sources close to the company. The newspaper said Donatella Versace, the company’s vice-president and artistic director, has called a staff meeting for tomorrow, during which the sale will be...
24 Sep 2018
Celebrity Dressing: Behind the scenes of a Met Ball gown
The email from Stylist X arrived sometime early March. Would Designer X be interested to dress Celebrity 1 and Celebrity 2 for the Met Ball in New York? There was, of course, no decision to consider. Designer X, jubilantly, accepted the opportunity without hesitation. The Met Ball gala, as we all know, is not your average fundraising gala. It is...
6 May 2018