Donatella Versace slams Italian government's anti-gay policies from La Scala stage
Donatella Versace slammed the Italian government for what she described as anti-gay policies in a heartfelt and personal speech that referenced her late brother, Gianni Versace, while receiving a fashion award this weekend.
Milan Fashion: Marni avenges lockdown with global video
Models wear creations as part of the Francesco Liberatore 2021 women's spring-summer ready-to-wear collection during the Milan's fashion week in Milan, Italy, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MILAN – Milan Fashion Week continued in disjointed, discombobulated style for the third day on Friday, veering from the physical to the digital, with an uneasy eye fixed on the economic damage wrought by coronavirus. Bright prints were taken from artworks she created during Italy’s strict lockdown — some of which were also included in the auction. The lockdown, Risso said, instantly interrupted the Marni creative process, which he described as “very sensorial and tactile,” characterized by pieces passing from one hand to the other, while inspiring new ways of creating. Somehow the anarchy about it, the devotion to freedom and self-expression has been central to the work," Risso said.
Chinese model dumps Versace in T-shirt controversy
Saylor Phair/CNN(CNN) - A leading Chinese brand ambassador has quit Versace, claiming that one of the brand's T-shirts broke Beijing's "one China" policy. The company, and designer Donatella Versace, have both since apologized for the "unfortunate" error. "It is the duty of all Chinese citizens to uphold the "One China" principle and adamantly safeguard national unification," said the statement, as translated by Chinese state-run newspaper, the China Daily. Versace issued an official apology in response to the incident and announced that the shirt is no longer for sale. The issue of Chinese sovereignty has reached fever pitch in recent months in the wake of widespread anti-Beijing protests in Hong Kong.