Everyone has his own fashion icon. In today’s world, fashion and style play a major role in the life of bloggers, celebrities and influencers. Today, we are going to talk about a world-famous celebrity fashion designer, Donatella Versace. This name is famous all around the world in the fashion industry. Let’s know more about her!
Donatella Versace early life
Born on 2nd May 1955 in Reggio di Calabria, Southern Italy, Donatella Versace has kept the name of one of the biggest brands Versace at the fore-front of fashion. Her birth name is Donatella Francesca Versace. After the death of her brother and a famous fashion tycoon Gianni Versace, she kept Versace on the top place in the international fashion industry. She is the youngest of four children. She grew with two major fashion influences: her mother Francesca who was a dressmaker and her older brother, Gianni Versace, who was a famous designer.
Donatella Versace is an Italian fashion designer. She is the board member of Versace, Versus, Palazzo Versace Dubai, Elton John AIDS Foundation. With Gianni Versace, she organized many fashion shows & advertising campaigns. She also served as his adviser and inspiration. After Gianni Versace’s murder, in 1997 “Versace” faced a hard time and then she became the creative director of ‘Versace Group. She rebuilt the “Versace” brand by hiring the top models for the promotion of designer clothes in fashion shows. She managed to revive the brand and in 2018, ‘Versace’ was sold to ‘Capri Holdings Limited.’ Donatella Versace remains involved with “Versace” even after it’s sold. She’s currently working as a chief creative officer in “Versace.” Apart from a fashion designer, she is a prominent businesswoman.
In movies like Zoolander and The Devil Wears Prada and the hit series Ugly Betty aired by ABC channel, Donatella Versace made a guest appearance with concepts and themes relating to the fashion industry. She’s been honoured with many awards like FGI Superstar Award, VH1 Do Something Awards and Fashion Icon of the Year award at the British Fashion Council’s. She was awarded as the first woman to be named as the Designer of the Year at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards in the UK and in China.
Donatella Versace was first married to an American model Paul Beck in 1983. With Paul Beck, she has two children- daughter Allegra Versace Beck, who was born 30 June 1986 and son Daniel Versace who was born 1989. After getting divorced from her first husband, she was married to Manuel Dallori in 2004. Her brother Gianni Versace was shot dead in 1997. She is the youngest of four children. She’s into drugs and heavy smoking after her brother’s death. Her father Antonio was a salesman and mother Francesca was a dressmaker.
Donatella Versace’s Net Worth
Being a chief designer and vice president of Versace, she has a net worth of about $200 million.
Interesting facts about Donatella Versace
- Lady Gaga, Lil’ Kim, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Courtney Love, Christina Aguilera, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Demi Moore are Donatella Versace’s close friends.
- Gianni established the Versus line in 1989 and gifted it to Donatella
- Her older sister died at the age of 12 from an improperly treated tetanus infection.
- She knows many foreign languages
- When she was 11, her brother Gianni told her to go blonde.
- The legendary dress is worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000 was designed by Donatella.
- She lives a lavishing lifestyle
- She was the muse of her brother the late Gianni Versace’s.