MILAN--Today, a friend asked me if I was a Versace girl. I said, "Well, I'm more of a Versus girl," because I'd essentially cut off my pinky toe for anything Christopher Kane has designed. But then I remembered, while I probably wouldn't wear one of Donatella Versace's wool day dresses--such as the black shift with a curvy road of blue snakeskin traveling up the front--I'd sacrifice quite a bit to score one of those evening dresses. If I was January Jones, or anyone who took frequent walks down the red carpet, I would most definitely want to be in Versace.
That's not to say those day dresses aren't perfect for a certain person. For the lady who considers herself a tasteful maximalist, Versace has created the ultimate wardrobe. I was particularly drawn to the navy leather dress coat, featuring a pleated skirt and adorned with burgundy leather buttons. And the black jumper, with a purple and yellow tulip climbing up the front. Oh, and the blue and green suede shirt dress accessorized with a green fur collar. (Okay, I changed my mind. Maybe I wouldn't mind owning just one daytime piece....)
What's so fantastic about every Versace collection is the precision. There was not one piece that looked like an afterthought. Each style, from the black military coat that opened the show to the navy floor length dress with military pockets on the hips, everything fit. Congrats to Donatella Versace and her team for creating yet another fantastic collection.
**Photos by Imaxtree.