From her rule-breaking appearance in Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2015 campaign to her unlikely friendship with Miuccia Prada – each one of Donatella Versace’s surprising moves has made headlines through the years. As much as she’s known for her adrenaline-filled runway outings and the ready-to-wear collections that are packed with sexy cuts and bold hues, the platinum blonde fashion legend is also celebrated for her sense of humour and quotable quotes – she once joked that she sleeps “every night in the deep freezer” to maintain her youthful looks.
Now, you’ll get to have the glimpse into her life that’s as official as it gets – through the newly released Versace book by Rizzoli. Out this month, the title is penned by Versace herself, along with Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi. Inside, there is no lack of exclusive contemporary and archival images (runway, backstage, and intimate scenes at the Versace Atelier), and original essays written by fashion voices including Tim Blanks. Also to be expected: photography by Steven Meisel and Mario Testino; images of the original supermodels Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista strutting their stuff in Versace; and shots of the house’s jaw-dropping red carpet couture.