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Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $680 Million
Residence: Reggio di Calabria, Italy
Country: Italian
BirthDay: 2 May 1955
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.65 m

Donatella Versace was bornon 2 May 1955 in Reggio di Calabria, Italy, Italian. Donatella Versace, the younger sister of the famous designer Gianni Versace was his adviser and inspiration while he was a budding designer. When Gianni Versace started his own fashion company in Milan, she was right there by his side and organized many fashion shows and advertising campaigns. He awarded her with her own diffusion label, ‘Versus’ which produces clothes till today. But after his murder, the ‘Versace’ Empire fell upon hard times and she became creative director of the ‘Versace Group’. It was during the rebuilding process that Donatella showed her other talent - public relations. Using such celebrity friends as Madonna, Demi Moore, Elton John and others, she began to equate the ‘Versace’ name with celebrity in the public eye. By doing so, she managed to turn the ‘Versace’ line back into a force in the fashion industry. Another of the tactic she developed to ensure the visibility of the brand was to use well-known models for the catwalk shows which would generate press coverage. She brought a new sensibility to the house of ‘Versace’. These days, the label is more in tune with the modern woman, while retaining her brother's original ethos. She has emerged from her brother’s shadow and has diversified to other fields by creating branded hotels in Australia and Dubai.


$680 Million


A movie drama called, ‘House of Versace’, was broadcast on ‘Lifetime Network’ in 2013


She started using pop star Lady Gaga as her muse, and in October 2012, in a much publicized visit, invited the pop singer to her late brother's apartment in Milan


In 2009, Donatella asked Christopher Kane, the Scottish designer, to revive ‘Versus’


In 2008, she was made the honorary chairman for London's ‘Fashion Fringe’


Plans for the Palazzo Versace Dubai were announced in May 2005


In 2002, Gianni and Donatella's most famously designed Versace clothing was a special exhibit at the historical Victoria and Albert Museum of London to be honored for extraordinary fashion success and symbolism worldwide


In February 2001, she launched her own fragrance, ‘Versace Woman’, a fragrance that harmoniously combines the hints of frangipani blossoms and leaves with jasmine, bergamot and eglantine


In 1998, she mounted her first couture show for the Versace Atelier at H�tel Ritz Paris


The assassination of Gianni in Florida in July 1997 devastated her, but she quickly recollected herself and took-over as the chief designer


She plunged into the fashion world during the 1980s


In 1979, Donatella moved to Milan to work with Gianni, first as a design assistant and later in the public relations department


In 1977, she enrolled at the Florence University in Italy to pursue languages

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