untold stories, unseen images — donatella has written a versace book
The Versace matriarch is celebrating her decades long career in a 300-plus page book.
Donatella Versace has released an enormous book celebrating her career; it features contributions from Irving Penn, Steven Meisel and, of course, unheard stories from Donatella herself. Publishing house Rizzoli — who we can also thank for Kim K's Selfish — explains the book traces the Versace director's career from her brother's tragic passing in 1997 to the present day. "Finally, my book is released!" wrote Donatella on Instagram in celebration.
WWD reports that fashion curator Maria Luisa Frisa and W Magazine director Stefano Tonchi helped pen the book, which runs at 336 photo-packed pages. The late, great critic Ingrid Sischy made a contribution too. "Versace includes exclusive contemporary and archival imagery from runway and backstage shots to intimate scenes at the Versace atelier, with accompanying original essays penned by fashion's most authoritative voices," Rizolli writes.
We're guessing Liz Hurley's safety pin dress will earn a few pages, as will J-Lo's plunging green gown — you know, the dress that inspired Google Images. Of course Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and other crucial 90s supers will make a number of appearances.
Interestingly, newly appointed Versus Versace collaborator Zayn Malik just announced a similar book venture: a huge compilation of unseen photos, lyrics, and doodles. When you've come this far, it's only fair to take a good, long look back.
Text Isabelle Hellyer