Donatella Versace is a fashion star and the driving force behind the family company that bears her name; thus, she had to put on a brave face as she walked the streets of Milan without any makeup on Wednesday. She is also the head of the Versace family firm.
The appearance of Donatella’s face was swollen, puffy, and almost otherworldly. It was almost as if she had been drawn as a cartoon version of herself. That’s quite a shift from just a few short weeks ago when the designer proudly stood alongside her inspiration Lady Gaga appearing polished and well made-up in the photo.
Donatella, 58 years old at the time, seemed to be sporting an intense grimace on her out-of-whack face as she strolled the streets of the Italian fashion city dressed in all-black attire with a big silver necklace that was plainly visible.
When Donatella Versace and Lady Gaga attended the Atelier Versace presentation in Paris during Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014, they both maintained their poker faces throughout the event. The show was part of the Haute Couture portion of Paris Fashion Week.
Pop sensation Gaga and fashion designer Donatella came looking like they had been dressed from the same wardrobe collection as if they were trying to pass themselves off as a mother and daughter duo.
Donatella Versace expressed her delight to the Independent before her most recent fashion show, saying, “I am honored that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign.” “I wanted to portray her genuine beauty as well as her character in photographs that are sophisticated and captivating,” she said. To me, she is like a member of the family and the personification of the Versace DNA.
Before the cooperation was ever officially revealed, devoted followers of Lady Gaga would have noted that the Artpop artist donned one-of-a-kind outfits designed by the Italian fashion company during her performance on Saturday Night Live in the previous year.
“Thank you so much to @versace for the stunning bespoke costumes that they made for all of my performances on the show!” #SNLVersaceGaga am I dreaming?’ tweeted the native of New York, who donned a dazzling gold and sequin-embellished, fringed corset for one of her performances, transforming herself into a showgirl in the process.
As for Gaga, she has shown her appreciation by devoting a song to her role model. In the song “What Do You Wanna Wear This Spring? / What Do You Think Is the New Thing?,” from her newest album “ARTPOP,” Gaga asks her mentor, “What do you think is the new thing?”
In August, she told Just Jared that the single “Donatella” was a collaboration with Zedd and described it as “a great, wild, happy pop tune with incredibly elevating electronic sounds.” “It’s about being a courageous female and not caring what others say about you – being proud of who you are and walking the walk no matter what,” she said. “It’s about being a fearless female and not caring what people say about you.”
“Perhaps she’s a whore, perhaps she’s too thin, perhaps she’s too wealthy, or perhaps she’s too out there,” you could say. Or, maybe she is incredible; perhaps she is clever, perhaps she is intelligent; perhaps she is powerful; perhaps she is everything; perhaps she is Donatella.”
Donatella recently said that she saw both Gaga and the Queen as sources of inspiration, contrary to a previous statement that she only looked to Gaga.
Regarding the new summer collection, the Italian fashion designer said to The Sunday Times, “She is couture.” “I could put her in the colors in this collection, the lavender, delicate pinks, and purples, but my desire was to place her in black,” you say. “I could put her in the colors in this collection.”
Donatella also has the opinion that the Royal Family is to blame for the growing number of young and rich Britons who are approaching her with an interest in couture.
She referred to it as “the impact of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge” in her statement. The fashion designer expressed her hope that the Duchess would choose to wear a garment from her summer collection that was Grecian in style and draped elegantly.
“She has a wonderful physique, so she can wear anything,” people often say about her.