“Kristen was a big problem with my brother at first; she was crazy!” recalls designer Donatella Versace in a new Style.com/Print profile of supermodel Kirsten McMenamy.
According to Versace, it was “like a war” anytime a new girl came on the scene, and when McMenamy arrived in the early ’90s, well, let’s just say we kinda wish fashion reality shows were around then.
Today, it’s round one for Milan, where Italian powerhouses Dolce & Gabbana and Versace will go head-to-head and Max Mara will attempt to take down the Prada Goliath.
We here at Fashionista aren’t all that into basketball–but we are really into fashion.
Can you think of a better way to spend your Monday night than ogling the best, craziest, most-bejeweled shoes of the Fall 2013 season? Didn’t think so.
Psst…Want a tip on improving your “Most Critically Acclaimed Shows” odds? Show in Milan. There just aren’t as many shows! But in all seriousness, this was a pretty great week for Italian fashion, to say nothing of what Prada, Versace, Armani et al sent down the red carpet in Los Angeles.
Check out the 10 designers and labels who got the most buzz at Milan fashion week.
On Sunday night, the stars came out in droves to hit up all the Oscars after-parties and to show off their fancy dresses. We were pleasantly surprised to see Britney Spears (newly brunette!) in the bunch, looking the best she’s looked in years.
Now comes the fun part!
After a long night of staying up way way past our bedtimes laughing, crying, singing, and yawning along with the 85th annual Academy Awards, we’ve scoured the far reaches of Getty Images to bring you our picks for best and worst dressed.
Subtle, Versace is not.
Last night I made my way into Versace’s show space on Via Gesu–which is usually “mood” lit so dimly that I have to watch my every step–to find a stark-white, insanely brightly lit room, arranged in a sort of maze-like structure, with the audience seated in the center. Oh, and Janet Jackson was there.
From Versace inspired by Johnny Rotten to Karl Lagerfeld’s version of Sid Vicious, see how punk and high fashion came together for the Met’s upcoming Costume Institute exhibit.
Could Versace be going the way of other iconic family-owned Italian label Valentino which sold for $852 million last year?
According to WWD, an Italian paper reported that a Korean fund was in talks with Versace chairman Santo Versace to acquire his 30% stake in the company.
Now, Santo Versace has responded, calling the rumors completely false, the trade is reporting. But while Santo may not be selling his shares now, could outside investment be part of the company’s future?
Long Nguyen is the co-founder and style director of Flaunt
PARIS–Donatella Versace could not have chosen a more appropriate locale for her Atelier Versace show.
She presented her spring couture collection at Le Centorial, a turn of the century restored building in the Bourse area of Paris which was, at the time of its construction in 1876, a revoluationary architectural project built by Gustave Eiffel’s firm. Old traditions met modern steel and glass constructions; the dome of Le Centorial rivaled that of the Grand Palais. So it was fitting that Versace’s collection was all about the interplay between structured garments and soft fabrics.