Last Updated: 01 May, 2023 | Views: 384
Profession: Fashion Designer
Other Profession(s): Business Women, Director
Famous For: Italian Fashion Designer And Businesswoman
Donatella Francesca Versace is a model, entrepreneur, socialite, and fashion designer from Italy. She worked closely on the creation of the brand, particularly how it fused Italian elegance with pop culture and celebrity, alongside her brother Gianni Versace, the creator of the high-end fashion house Versace. She received a share of the Versace company after Gianni's passing in 1997 and was appointed creative director. She currently holds the position of chief creative officer for the business. She is highly recognised for helping to create the supermodel craze of the 1990s with the help of her brother Gianni by using editorial models on the runway.
In 1978: Donatella was hired as vice president of the newly created Versace brand, however she worked closely with Gianni on every project.
In 1989: Gianni gave Donatella a yellow diamond ring as a gift to commemorate the event and gave her the Versus diffusion line in addition to dedicating the new Blonde scent to her.
In 1998: The Hôtel Ritz Paris hosted Donatella Versace's debut haute couture presentation for the Versace Atelier.
In 2015: She featured in Givenchy's AW15 advertising campaign, a direct rival.
In 2017: A tribute performance to her brother was organised by Donatella Versace.
Achievements and Awards:
In 1996: She received the De Beers Diamonds International Award for her creation of a gold and diamond tiara, which Gianni Versace constructed.
In 2012: She was named Glamour's Fashion Designer of the Year.
In 2018: Donatella was honored with the International CFDA Award.
Donatella entered the fashion industry as a result of her tight ties to her brother's businesses.
Versace has appeared in cameo roles in numerous movies about the fashion world, including Zoolander.