About Donatella Versace

Last update: April, 2017.

Donatella Versace was born in Regio de Calabria, Italy on May 2nd, 1955. She is a famous fashion designer, business woman and Italian actress, younger sister of Gianni Versace. She is the current vice president of the Versace group, as well as its design chief. His father was a personal financier of the Italian aristocracy.

Versace was the first to use celebrities to spread her clothing in the world of the catwalk and chose to use some of her good friends, Lil 'Kim, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Courtney Love, Christina Aguilera, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and other celebrities. Her popularity grew when she designed the famous Versace green dress, also known as the "Jungle-Dress," which was used by Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammy Awards.

At the moment Donatella is in charge of design although during a few years of transition it was said that the name of the company Versace was in jeopardy, by the evolution of the fashion towards a more sober taste that moved away of the distinctive style of this brand. But the survival of the company was achieved and in recent times the typical exuberance of Versace has recovered.

Donatella is a regular with the pink press, and is characterized by her peculiar image, a very tanned, platinum-blonde hair woman, being personified in comedy shows by actresses like Maya Rudolph on Saturday Night Live. Donatella has also made cameos in several films related to fashion and industry, such as Zoolander.

In 2010, Donatella's charities earned her a VH1 Do Something With Style Award nomination. It was nominated for providing art materials for children and the creation of a tote bag, whose proceeds went to the Starlight and ONE foundations. The awards ceremony is dedicated to honoring those who do well and is promoted by Do Something, an organization that aims to train, celebrate and inspire young people.