It seems like every time we hear about a designer collaborating on a building, it's going to be in Dubai. So we were a little surprised this morning when we read that Donatella Versace was designing the interior renovation of the Clock Tower building at 5 Madison Avenue, including 55 apartments (and one enormous penthouse), and a spa which is expected to total around $1 billion. This is especially interesting since everyone's expecting the cost of real estate in Manhattan to eventually go the way of the rest of the country, so clearly Versace and co. don't expect that to happen any time soon. The project should be done in about two years - expect leather carpets and solid gold tubs.
M.I.A.'s Versace Collab Debuting in Two Weeks--Could She Be the Next Versus Designer?
Singer M.I.A. let some new details slip about her upcoming collaboration with Versace (which she revealed was happening last year)--namely that it's being released really, really soon.