Donatella Versace
Italian fashion designer
Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace is an Italian fashion designer and current Vice-President of the Versace Group, as well as chief designer. She owns 20 percent of the entire stock market assets of Versace. Her brother, Santo Versace, owns 30 percent. Donatella's daughter Allegra Versace inherited 50% of the company stock after the death of Gianni Versace, Donatella's brother and Versace's founder.
Biography
Donatella Versace's personal information overview.
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Party Coverage: Scene City: Scarlett Johannson, Donatella Versace and Naomi Campbell at Fashion Week Kick-Off
NYTimes - 13 days
amfAR held its annual gala at the start of New York Fashion Week.
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This Is Who Picked Out Michelle Obama's Flawless Versace Gown
Huffington Post - 20 days
The epic Versace gown-sized hole left by Michelle Obama at the White House still stings like a fresh wound. It makes the following revelation about said gown all the more incredible and devastating. In a new interview with W Magazine, Donatella Versace was asked who picked out the unforgettable, unexpectedly fabulous chain mail gown Obama wore to break both the internet and our hearts at her last state dinner.  “She did,” Versace replied. “She is a woman who knows what she wants. The speeches she made during Hillary’s campaign should be written down—they make up a philosophy of life. If she ever ran for president she would win. We are all in mourning about the American election; it preyed upon people’s phobias. But we should continue to go ahead as far as possible, with all the women in the world.” We’ll raise a rose gold glass to that, Donatella! The designer is one of W’s March cover stars, starring alongside Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Chastain, and Kate ...
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Lady Gaga Rumored To Play Donatella Versace In 'American Crime Story' Season 3
Huffington Post - 4 months
Lady Gaga was born this way ... and by born this way we mean born to play Donatella Versace in a hard-hitting crime anthology series created by Ryan Murphy. It looks like everyone’s collective gay dream might come true, because US Weekly is reporting that Gaga has been tapped to play the legendary couture designer in the third installment of “American Crime Story.” The 10-episode season will reportedly cover the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace, Donatella’s beloved brother, at the hands of notorious serial killer Andrew Cunanan. In an emailed response to The Huffington Post, a representative for FX said “no casting deals have been done yet,” but a source reportedly confirmed to US Weekly that Gaga is all in.  Murphy even hinted at her casting during Entertainment Weekly‘s PopFest in October, agreeing that Gaga would be “the perfect Donatella.” “Ya think?” Murphy reportedly told the crowd with a grin, according to EW. The second season of “American Crime ...
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Nominees for The Fashion Awards 2016 revealed
Yahoo News - 4 months
What do Riccardo Tisci, Stella McCartney and Bella Hadid have in common? The British Fashion Council has revealed the nominations for the prestigious awards ceremony, which features nine different categories focusing on both British and international talent. The list of nominees, which was voted for by 1,500 key members of the fashion industry earlier this year, covers rising stars such as the fledgling label Self Portrait, shortlisted in the British Emerging Talent category, alongside established heavyweight designers such as Gucci's Alessandro Michele and Donatella Versace, both up for the title of International Ready-to-Wear Designer.
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Donatella Versace to release a book on the luxury fashion house
Yahoo News - 4 months
Fashion designer Donatella Versace is to release a book detailing the history of her career and the Versace brand reports WWD. The 336-page tome will tell Donatella's story of the brand, starting from 1997 when she took over the artistic direction of Versace after the tragic murder of her brother and the brand's founder Gianni. The book has been written in collaboration with fashion curator and professor at the IUAV University of Venice, Maria Luisa Frisa, and W Magazine's director Stefano Tonchi.
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Versus Versace signs Zayn
Yahoo News - 4 months
Pop star Zayn is collaborating with Versus Versace on a new collection, Zayn x Versus, as well as upcoming advertising campaigns. Zayn Malik's capsule collection for men and women is expected to debut in Versace stores and online from May 2017 onwards, while he will start appearing in Versus Versace campaigns from February 2017. "The bonus is that I get to collaborate with Donatella [Versace], whom I love and admire.
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Versace rethinks athleisure styles for spring 2017
LATimes - 5 months
What? Didn’t peg Donatella Versace for the athletic type? She’s more invested in the sports world than one might assume. She hits the gym, at least according to Instagram, where she recently posted a few photos of herself midworkout on a Pilates reformer, as well as bikini shots to flaunt the fruits...
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Versace rethinks athleisure for spring 2017
LATimes - 5 months
What? Didn’t peg Donatella Versace for the athletic type? She’s more invested in the sports world than one might assume. She hits the gym, at least according to Instagram, where she recently posted a few photos of herself midworkout on a Pilates reformer, as well as bikini shots to flaunt the fruits...
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Versace rethinks athleisure for spring 2017
LATimes - 5 months
What? Didn’t peg Donatella Versace for the athletic type? She’s more invested in the sports world than one might assume. She hits the gym, at least according to Instagram, where she recently posted a few photos of herself midworkout on a Pilates reformer, as well as bikini shots to flaunt the fruits...
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Versace rethinks athleisure for spring 2017
LATimes - 5 months
What? Didn’t peg Donatella Versace for the athletic type? She’s more invested in the sports world than one might assume. She hits the gym, at least according to Instagram, where she recently posted a few photos of herself midworkout on a Pilates reformer, as well as bikini shots to flaunt the fruits...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Donatella Versace
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 57
    In the ABC series Ugly Betty a fictional character called "Fabia", played by actress Gina Gershon, is a parody of Donatella. Lady Gaga wrote the song "Donatella" from her 2013 album Artpop for her.
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  • 2006
    Age 50
    Versace has given cameo performances in many films relating to fashion and its industry, such as Zoolander. In other films, including the 2006 hit The Devil Wears Prada, her name is mentioned sporadically.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 41
    Her brother Gianni Versace was murdered by Andrew Cunanan on 15 July 1997, outside the re-constructed Casa Casuarina, also known as Versace Mansion, in Miami, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details A multi-continent search ensued for the suspected spree killer, but in the end, Cunanan avoided capture by committing suicide a few days after the murder. In the aftermath of the highly publicized crime and manhunt, most of the Versace family, including Donatella, moved temporarily to a secluded private resort in the Caribbean. Then, Donatella's daughter Allegra inherited 50% of Versace's entire stock after Gianni's death. Donatella has been regularly impersonated by Maya Rudolph on the American sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live, which airs on the NBC network. In reality, Rudolph and Versace are good friends. She is also portrayed as a highly publicized user of the Power-Plate.
    A year and three days after Gianni's death on 15 July 1997, Donatella Versace mounted her first couture show for the Versace Atelier at the Hôtel Ritz Paris.
    More Details Hide Details She built her runway over the hotel's swimming pool, as her brother had done every season, though this time using sheer glass. She now oversees the production of a dozen collections each year, though these days, she is just as famous for her celebrity entourage and parties whose regular guests include Sir Elton John, Liz Hurley, Rakeem Young, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Kate Moss. Even Prince Charles attends Donatella's parties for the famous and elite throughout Europe. She soon proved to be the public relations giant within the Versace label and spread its name throughout Europe and most of the United States. Donatella chose to place some of her good friends, Lil' Kim, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Courtney Love, Christina Aguilera, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Demi Moore, and Lady Gaga in high esteem in the Versace advertising sector, making them and other A-List celebrities such as Beyoncé and January Jones the persona and image of Versace. Her popularity grew when she designed the famous Versace Green Dress, also known as the "Jungle-Dress", which was worn by Jennifer Lopez at the Grammys. Branching into other fields, the company has created the grand, luxurious Palazzo Versace resort on the Gold Coast of Australia. Another growing symbol of the Versace style, the Burj al-Arab, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), boasts a broad collection of Versace furniture and beddings in its expensive and lavish rooms.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on May 2, 1955.
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