Donatella Is Not A Fan Of Lifetime's House Of Versace

House_of_Versace_movie_0Photo: Courtesy of Lifetime.
Let's just say that Donatella isn't too flattered that her own design house's story is getting the small screen treatment. In light of Lifetime's weekend premiere of its newest original movie, House of Versace , the real House of Versace has released a statement regarding what we'll be watching this Saturday. And let's just say that not everything that glitters is gold.
Advertisement
"Versace has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV movie about Mrs. Versace," the fashion house told WWD. "Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is based, the movie should only be seen as a work of fiction." Said book, House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival by Deborah Ball, is essentially a biographical look at Donatella's life post-Gianni. Interviews with fashion insiders, Versace's lovers, and supermodels prop up the book, but it has no official affiliation with the house.
Previous parodies of Donatella have amused the designer (read: Maya Rudolph's SNL skits), but this weekend's event is far from a joke. Fiction or not, we'll be tuning in if only to watch Gina Gershon's uncanny impersonation of Donatella herself. (WWD)
Advertisement

More from Designers

Anything Rihanna touches will be surrounded with buzz. It's true of her constantly sold-out Puma shoes, and it's also applicable to the runway component of...
On Tuesday evening, there was no escaping the huge neon letters — Y, S, L — suspended from a blue, white, and red crane, as the audience arrived for ...
This story was originally published on September 2, 2016. When we first spot a new item, our gut reaction is to connect it to a past decade's aesthetic: "...
Sewing, cutting, draping, steaming — though you might not know how to do these things yourself, you’d recognize most of the processes of creating an ...
There are currently plenty of brands touting custom embroidered or printed garb. But for Dresshirt, the personalization factor has been part of the ...
Though it's hard to imagine a time when more people read magazines than read articles on their phones, bloggers were still making pennies off banner ads (...
Carlton Banks, your moment as a fashion icon has come. On Wednesday, Miuccia Prada showed a collection that, at first glance, might not immediately remind ...
(Paid Content) Last week, Thakoon left convention behind when he presented his new collection at a scenic waterfront setting in Brooklyn, perfectly timed ...
While other luxury heritage brands are sticking to what they know (meaning the dated, one-season-out showing), Burberry is keeping up with the times — and ...
Since taking the helm at Gucci at the beginning of 2015, designer Alessandro Michele has singlehandedly transformed the fashion industry. He (like ...
You don't have to raise your hand if you're among the people who choose to take a break from Instagram during Fashion Week; we know you're out there, and ...
Last February, we were treated to a crayon-colored, upbeat disco for Ashish's, fall 2016 presentation. This season, however, Ashish Gupta took a more ...
I have been working in the fashion industry for just over eight years now, but I’ve spent the majority of my life being big. Even in my wildest fashion ...
J.W. Anderson's intimate show for spring/summer 2017 wasn't one for claustrophobes. The front (and only) row in a tightly-packed, vibrant green corridor ...