73 Questions With Donatella Versace | Vogue

73 Questions With Donatella Versace | Vogue


– [Assistant] Buongiorno. – [Interviewer] Oh, hey! – [Assistant] Benvenuto. – [Interviewer] Sono qui per
l’intervista con Donatella. – [Assistant] E la aspettando. – [Interviewer] Ok, grazie. Donatella! – Hey Joe. Welcome. – [Interviewer] Assolutamente. And the first question I’d like to ask you is what are you most excited
about in life right now? – Well, the next Met Gala in May. – [Interviewer] Ok. And you’re co-chair of
the Met Gala this year. What should we expect? – You will expect the best Met Gala ever. – [Interviewer] Can’t wait. And what are you reading right now? – Magazines. – [Interviewer] And what’s a song that you’re currently obsessed with? – Million Reasons. – [Interviewer] If you
were not running Versace, how would you be spending your time? – Having a nervous breakdown, probably. – [Interviewer] What’s something you’d still love to learn? – Chinese. – [Interviewer] What’s
the best film ever made? – “The Shape of Water.” – [Interviewer] Who’s
the best photographer that’s ever lived? – Steven Meisel. – [Interviewer] What are your
favorite flowers on earth? – Roses. – [Interviewer] Well lucky for
me I made the right decision with that one.
– Thank you. – [Interviewer] My pleasure. – Thank you. – [Interviewer] Ok, so
two major fashion hubs in the world. Which one is it – New York or Milan? – New York, always. – [Interviewer] Leather or lace? – Leather. – [Interviewer] Silver or gold? – Gold. – [Interviewer] And this
one’s pretty obvious I think, but heels or flats? – What a question! – [Interviewer] Heels? – Heels. – [Interviewer] Donatella,
what excites you most about fashion? – That it’s always evolving. – [Interviewer] What’s your
favorite aspect of your job? – Staying around my team. – [Interviewer] What’s the
hardest thing about your job? – Listening to my team. – [Interviewer] What’s
the most overused word in fashion right now? – Amazing! – [Interviewer] What’s a fashion rule that you completely disagree with? – Flat shoes. – [Interviewer] Donatella, what’s a movie everyone should be watching right now? – “The Shape of Water.” – [Interviewer] Ok. What TV show have you
recently been hooked on? – The Amazing Mrs… – [Interviewer] Oh, ah – Maisel. – Maisel! – [Interviewer] Love that show. And if you could have coffee with anybody on the planet, who would it be? – It would be Michelle Obama. – [Interviewer] And what about dinner? – It would be Barack Obama. – [Interviewer] What’s one
item every woman should have in her wardrobe? – A pair of tight, black pants. – [Interviewer] Ok. What’s your greatest achievement? – My children. – [Interviewer] How would you
describe your personal style? – Very personal. – [Interviewer] What’s
the most important thing to ever happen in the fashion world? – Technology. – [Interviewer] What’s a trend you wish would never, ever return? – Minimalism. – [Interviewer] Do you think one day we’re going to be reading
your autobiography? – Never. Never.
– Why? – Because all the
mistakes I did in my life, I like to keep them private. – [Interviewer] If you ruled the world, what would you make a law? – Stop children starvation. – [Interviewer] Where do
you hope to see the world in five years from now? – More progress. More technology. – [Interviewer] What
was your favorite part about acting in Zoolander? – Meeting Ben Stiller. – That’s so great.
– [Assistant] Ecco lì. – [Donatella] So beautiful. – [Interviewer] Oh, very nice. They look very, very lovely. – Yes. – [Interviewer] Donatella, this is your brother’s apartment, right? – Yes, it is. – [Interviewer] Um, it’s been 20 years since you lost your brother, Gianni. What do you think he
would say about the work you’ve done as the
brand’s artistic director? – Ah, not good enough. – [Interviewer] What do
you miss most about Gianni? – His laugh. – [Interviewer] What was your
favorite memory with him? – Being backstage with him
at the latest fashion show in Paris, just before he was killed. – [Interviewer] In what
way did he inspire you? – His life inspired me. – [Interviewer] What’s the best advice that he’s ever given you? – Be true to yourself. – [Interviewer] And you
created this tribute collection in memory of him. Um, why now? – It was too painful to
think about it before. Twenty years went by, and I was ready. – [Interviewer] I’m
sure he’d be very proud. So, what’s the best gift
you’ve ever received? – A yellow diamond from
my brother, Gianni. – It’s America, because it’s so big and so different from
East Coast to West Coast. – [Interviewer] And in America,
what’s your favorite thing that Americans say? – Fantastic. – [Interviewer] Ah, which
Italian word do you wish English speakers would
stop saying incorrectly? – Versace. It’s Versace. – [Interviewer] What makes Versace unique? – Me. – [Interviewer] Most
memorable Versace show? – 1991. The fashion show with all the supermodels singing “Freedom” on the runway. – [Interviewer] If you were
a hashtag, what would you be? – #blonde. – [Interviewer] Nice. Now, as I understand it, you
were your brother’s muse. – Was I? – [Interviewer] And in
all the work that you do, who would you consider to be your muse? – Strong women all over the world. – [Interviewer] How has fashion changed since you took the
leadership of the brand? – Complete revolution made by
technology and social media. – [Interviewer] Mm-hmm. What can we expect from
your upcoming collection? – Don’t you know it’s a secret?! I can not talk about. – [Interviewer] Can’t blame
me for trying on that one. What’s the first reaction when you heard Lady Gaga’s song Donatella? – I say, wow, finally! – [Interviewer] And it’s true you know all the words to Bruno Mars’
“Versace on the Floor?” – Absolutely, yes. – [Interviewer] And that Migos song. Do you actually recommend
anyone having a medusa on them like they’re illuminati,
or that they put Versace on the top of their Audi? – Why not? – All right.
– Of course, yes. – [Interviewer] Donatella, how
would you describe yourself? – I describe myself as a warm person. And, ah, very loyal. – [Interviewer] How do you
feel you are perceived? – As a cold person. Very distant. – [Interviewer] What’s the
biggest misconception about you? – That I’m not friendly. – [Interviewer] Who do
you admire the most? – I admire women in the world. – [Interviewer] What’s the best advice that you’ve ever received in your life? – Be true to yourself. – [Interviewer] What
advice would you offer to your 16-year-old self? – Follow the rules just a little bit more. – [Interviewer] How do
you react to criticism? – I hate it. – [Interviewer] Who is the
best designer of all time? – Karl Lagerfeld. – [Interviewer] Who’s an emerging designer that you’re excited to watch develop? – Michael Halpern. – [Interviewer] What is
an issue that you wish a lot of us would be talking
about a lot more often? – Women. – [Interviewer] Now last weekend was the second annual Women’s March. What’s your vision for
the movement in 2018? – I think it will get stronger and bigger. – [Interviewer] What does
it mean to be a woman today? – It means to be aware of
what happens in the world. And do something about it. – [Interviewer] Do you
consider yourself a feminist? – Absolutely, yes. – [Interviewer] What does
feminism mean to you? – What I just say before,
be aware of the problems in the world, and try
to fix it a little bit. – [Interviewer] Right. What’s one thing that’s
going to save humanity? – Sustainability. – [Interviewer] And Donatella,
for the last question, I have to ask you, what fashion
advice would you give me? – Oh my God, that’s a lot of work. – Yeah, I know.
– Jonathan! – [Assistant] Ecco lo. – [Interviewer] Oh, how perfect is this!? Thank you so much. – Thank you. Ciao! – [Interviewer] Ciao.

100 thoughts on “73 Questions With Donatella Versace | Vogue

  1. Mad respect for this woman. Her love and commitment to her brother and family, and her determination to keep her brother's brand alive.

  2. So much plastic surgery she looks like a cat…A starving cat.So skinny it looks like she is about to break in half 😬But I like what she said about stop children starving,lei e cosi carina.I am glad she told the Americans off cause Versace is said wrong…Gesh!

  3. Honestly donatella is beautiful I know she looks like an old monster but she has beautiful blonde hair and her skin is amazing. I say she super hot. I've dated older women a decade above my age I say their more physically mature. That's just me I dig older blonds. It's me thing I get the hots. I like to watch her vids.

  4. Thats Crazy I live here for 10 years and I don’t have accent anymore she is here forever and I can’t really understand her she has strong accent

  5. On dirait une caricature, elle a beau avoir de l'argent à ne plus savoir quoi faire, elle devrait changer de chirurgien esthétique car le sien n'est pas digne d'exercer vu le carnage qu',il a fait à son visage

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