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H&M Responds To Donatella Versace’s “Real Women”-Can’t-Model-Our-Clothes Controversy

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H&M has responded to a claim by The New York Daily News that Donatella Versace would not approve photographing the new Versace for H&M line worn “real women.” Initially, H&M expressed an interest in casting “real women,” rather than professional models, in a promotional feature for the Daily News. The Model New Yorkers photos were intended to involve recent college graduates wearing pieces from the collection. Perplexingly, the idea was quickly shot down by H&M. Apparently, a publicist for the retailer contacted the Daily News to explain that the photo feature would probably not go forward as Versace had to approve the concept — and “Donatella will likely not approve shooting the collection on real women.” Ouch. Keep reading »

Yes, Versace Is Doing A Line For H&M

Donatella Versace–the most tanned woman in fashion and pretty much anything else–has announced she’s doing a collaborative diffusion line with H&M, despite announcing in 2008 that she’d nevah, evah work with the Swedish company. “I respect everyone who does it,” she said way back then. “But the reason I didn’t do it is because I work very hard to put the Versace line in the luxury section. I think to put the Versace line in H&M would confuse the brand.” But my, how things have changed. There’ll be around 40 pieces for women and 20 for men. And judging from the look on the left, we’ll be buying — will you? Watch Donatella talk about the new line after the jump! [Global Grind]
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The Versace Family—Italian Mobsters?

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The Versace family—a veritable Italian fashion dynasty—has seen its fair share of scandal and drama (deaths, unfortunate bouts of plastic surgery—we’re looking at you, Donatella). So the rumor that the Versaces are involved in the “’Ndrangheta,” which WWD describes as “the equivalent of the Sicilian Mafia,” actually seems believable. Apparently, an interview with a former member of the Mafia-like org has surfaced, and states that the family has some sort of tie to the ‘Ndrangheta (yeah, we have no idea how to pronounce that), and even that Gianni Versace’s 1997 murder was somehow linked to financial debts the designer owed the mob. Of course, the Versace family and company denies all the accusations. So, who knows if it’s really true? At the very least, someone should write a juicy thriller based on this premise! [WWD] Keep reading »

Fashion Faces Now And Then

It’s hard to see someone like Anna Wintour and believe that she was anything less than robo-fabulous. The thought of Alexander Wang clashing stripes with solids and florals, too, is a tad difficult to imagine. Luckily, now you don’t have to. The Huffington Post has very sweetly distracted us from real work with their roundup of fashion celeb now-and-then-images. Some, like Donatella Versace looking terrifying in a totally different way, are shockers. Oh, and French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld was just as super hot back in the day. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Turn On Your Webcams For Donatella Versace

For many, the chance to meet Donatella Versace will never happen. But this Friday, the uber-bronze designer is changing all that by giving her fashion-crazy fans the opportunity to ask her questions online. Immediately after the Versace show, she’ll plop herself down in front of a video camera and respond in real time to queries from her fans. What does one ask Donatella? You only have a few days to decide, so hurry up and submit your question. Then, you can nervously count down the minutes to see if she’ll respond to yours. It’s not every day that one gets an audience with Donatella, after all. [WWD] Keep reading »

Quotable: Donatella Versace Thinks Natural Is For Vegetables

“I don’t even know what my natural color is. Natural? What is natural? What is that? I do not believe in totally natural for women. For me, natural has something to do with vegetables.”

Donatella Versace in LOVE magazine [Independent UK] Keep reading »

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