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May 31, 2002 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a hairstylist on guard with a brush and a makeup artist standing sentinel with a powder puff, fashion diva Donatella Versace thrusts her left hip toward the camera. "My best side," she says in a smoky voice, hooking her thumbs on the waistband of a pair of pants just a shade more tangerine than her tan. Posing in front of a bougainvillea bush outside her bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the designer is commanding every click of this photo shoot.
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October 7, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Cheap is becoming chic in a different way. British pop star M.I.A.'s upcoming capsule collection for Versus Versace brings street style's current love of twisting designer logos and prints to a high fashion brand. For this 19-piece collection, which hits stores Oct. 16, M.I.A. created prints inspired by bootleg Versace merchandise she found in London markets as a teenager. Gold medallions galore, and versions of famous Versace emblems such as the Medusa head and interlocking Greek key, are blown up and spliced together on T-shirts, printed jeans, silk shirts, jersey dresses and military-inspired outerwear for Versace's lower-price brand with a rotating cast of designers.
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July 1, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
Mena Suvari attended her first European fashion show on Sunday and was impressed. “I was sad when the show was over,” the "American Beauty" star said at the after-party, still marveling at Donatella Versace's presentation for Atelier Versace, which launched the fall-winter 2013-2014 haute couture season.  “She set the bar high.” And that Versace did, even more so than usual with a stunning-at-43 Naomi Campbell leading off the catwalk...
NEWS
August 28, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
Donatella on "Donatella":  Although we weren't even aware that Lady Gaga's upcoming album had a song about Donatella Versace on it (titled "Donatella" nonetheless), Ms. Versace isn't only aware of it, she "approves" of it. At least that's the takeaway from New York magazine's Cut blog -- based on the parsing of an email the designer reportedly sent to the Just Jared blog.  [Cut] Gucci's "Rush" job:  Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, lent the label's archives to the costume department for Ron Howard's '70s-era Formula One racing flick "Rush.
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
PARIS --Planes couldn't land, cars couldn't move and pedestrians had to slosh their way through slush, but not everyone minded the snow in Paris for the start of haute couture week on Sunday. At Atelier Versace, Kevin Costner said, "It's given Paris a wonderful look - it's like a winter wonderland.” There to film “Three Days to Kill,” Costner said when the invitation to Versace's spring/summer collection arrived, going to the show seemed like a good idea. "I like to see what's going on in the city," Costner said.
NEWS
August 28, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
Donatella on "Donatella":  Although we weren't even aware that Lady Gaga's upcoming album had a song about Donatella Versace on it (titled "Donatella" nonetheless), Ms. Versace isn't only aware of it, she "approves" of it. At least that's the takeaway from New York magazine's Cut blog -- based on the parsing of an email the designer reportedly sent to the Just Jared blog.  [Cut] Gucci's "Rush" job:  Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, lent the label's archives to the costume department for Ron Howard's '70s-era Formula One racing flick "Rush.
NEWS
October 7, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Cheap is becoming chic in a different way. British pop star M.I.A.'s upcoming capsule collection for Versus Versace brings street style's current love of twisting designer logos and prints to a high fashion brand. For this 19-piece collection, which hits stores Oct. 16, M.I.A. created prints inspired by bootleg Versace merchandise she found in London markets as a teenager. Gold medallions galore, and versions of famous Versace emblems such as the Medusa head and interlocking Greek key, are blown up and spliced together on T-shirts, printed jeans, silk shirts, jersey dresses and military-inspired outerwear for Versace's lower-price brand with a rotating cast of designers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2010 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
Call him the accidental trendsetter. Costume designer Michael Kaplan's futuristic-noir look for "Blade Runner" inspired an Alexander McQueen fashion collection. His "Fight Club" designs were soon being paid tribute to by his designer friend Marc Jacobs as well as Donatella Versace. And then there were the slouchy, off-the-shoulder outfits in "Flashdance," which triggered a rabid '80s trend that still has some life left in it. So does this mean we might all soon be wearing feathered headdresses?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2007 | ELIZABETH SNEAD
THE Rodeo Drive Walk of Style tribute to Donatella Versace, held next to the Beverly Hills City Hall Feb. 8, felt like a Friars roast. 1. Eva Longoria, right, and Penelope Cruz loved the video of "SNL's" Maya Rudolph as the diminutive design dominatrix. 2. Sharon Stone, right, mocked Donatella's husky voice to auction off a Versace Lamborghini for Elton John's AIDS Foundation: "This car is so sexy. It's the Viagra of the future." 3.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2004 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
No designer is the object of hero worship like Tom Ford, who reportedly boarded a private jet for three days of Oscar fetes in L.A. after his post-Gucci show bash here Wednesday. But the fashion world does still have a couple of characters, namely kaiser Karl Lagerfeld and prima Donatella Versace, who were caught in a comic gridlock Thursday night.
NEWS
July 1, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
Mena Suvari attended her first European fashion show on Sunday and was impressed. “I was sad when the show was over,” the "American Beauty" star said at the after-party, still marveling at Donatella Versace's presentation for Atelier Versace, which launched the fall-winter 2013-2014 haute couture season.  “She set the bar high.” And that Versace did, even more so than usual with a stunning-at-43 Naomi Campbell leading off the catwalk...
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
PARIS --Planes couldn't land, cars couldn't move and pedestrians had to slosh their way through slush, but not everyone minded the snow in Paris for the start of haute couture week on Sunday. At Atelier Versace, Kevin Costner said, "It's given Paris a wonderful look - it's like a winter wonderland.” There to film “Three Days to Kill,” Costner said when the invitation to Versace's spring/summer collection arrived, going to the show seemed like a good idea. "I like to see what's going on in the city," Costner said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2010 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
Call him the accidental trendsetter. Costume designer Michael Kaplan's futuristic-noir look for "Blade Runner" inspired an Alexander McQueen fashion collection. His "Fight Club" designs were soon being paid tribute to by his designer friend Marc Jacobs as well as Donatella Versace. And then there were the slouchy, off-the-shoulder outfits in "Flashdance," which triggered a rabid '80s trend that still has some life left in it. So does this mean we might all soon be wearing feathered headdresses?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2007 | ELIZABETH SNEAD
THE Rodeo Drive Walk of Style tribute to Donatella Versace, held next to the Beverly Hills City Hall Feb. 8, felt like a Friars roast. 1. Eva Longoria, right, and Penelope Cruz loved the video of "SNL's" Maya Rudolph as the diminutive design dominatrix. 2. Sharon Stone, right, mocked Donatella's husky voice to auction off a Versace Lamborghini for Elton John's AIDS Foundation: "This car is so sexy. It's the Viagra of the future." 3.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2007 | Mimi Avins, Times Staff Writer
DONATELLA VERSACE blew into town with her entourage last weekend and set up camp in a smoking-allowed bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Pink Palace's high-profile clientele being what it is, it's unlikely that she is the only regular guest who can claim a "Saturday Night Live" doppelganger. Yet when Donatella, as everyone calls her, is in residence, the glamour quotient rises, even at a legendarily fashionable place.
HOME & GARDEN
May 11, 2006 | J.J. Martin, Special to The Times
DONATELLA Versace, commander in chief of slit-down-to-there gowns, has a new runway to conquer -- and it's not the one festooned with flashbulbs, 6-inch heels or absurdly scrawny 15-year-old models. Rather, it is at the airport, where the Milan-based fashion designer plans to sex up the interiors of your private jet.
HOME & GARDEN
May 11, 2006 | J.J. Martin, Special to The Times
DONATELLA Versace, commander in chief of slit-down-to-there gowns, has a new runway to conquer -- and it's not the one festooned with flashbulbs, 6-inch heels or absurdly scrawny 15-year-old models. Rather, it is at the airport, where the Milan-based fashion designer plans to sex up the interiors of your private jet.
NEWS
October 15, 1998 | MICHELE INGRASSIA, NEWSDAY
If there's one show that can easily caricature fashion, it's Versace. Lots of glitz, lots of noise and enough dual-cheek air-kissing to suck the ozone--or what's left of it--out of Milan.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2004 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
No designer is the object of hero worship like Tom Ford, who reportedly boarded a private jet for three days of Oscar fetes in L.A. after his post-Gucci show bash here Wednesday. But the fashion world does still have a couple of characters, namely kaiser Karl Lagerfeld and prima Donatella Versace, who were caught in a comic gridlock Thursday night.
NEWS
May 31, 2002 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a hairstylist on guard with a brush and a makeup artist standing sentinel with a powder puff, fashion diva Donatella Versace thrusts her left hip toward the camera. "My best side," she says in a smoky voice, hooking her thumbs on the waistband of a pair of pants just a shade more tangerine than her tan. Posing in front of a bougainvillea bush outside her bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the designer is commanding every click of this photo shoot.
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