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An older sister, Tina, died at the age of twelve from an improperly treated tetanus infection.
In the mid-1970s, Donatella followed her older brother, Giovanni ("Gianni"), to pursue knitwear design in Florence, Italy.
There's the engineering it takes to make those higher-than-high heels twist the body exactly right. She's also something of a gym bunny, hence the fact she's quit. " That isn't an exchange you'd get from many fashion designers, especially Italians, polished and honed to PR perfection.
And there's also the self-control to put in the necessary gym hours to hone said body to supermodel perfection. Although not before she fired one personal trainer because he wouldn't let her puff while she pumped. But Donatella – and Versace, in fact – has always been about breaking the mould.
“The last two years of Gianni's life, I was going up into his apartment, showing him the work, getting the approval from him, but I ran the company because he wasn't showing himself.
It was like a year and a half I did everything.”Born in Italy in 1955, Donatella Versace grew up with two major fashion influences: her mother was a dressmaker and her older brother, Gianni Versace, was a budding designer.
A decade later, during the 1980s, Gianni launched a perfume dedicated to her, Blonde, and gave her her own label, Versus, which remains a well-known Versace line.
A year and three days after Gianni's death on 15 July 1997, Donatella Versace mounted her first couture show for the Versace Atelier at the Hôtel Ritz Paris.
Donatella Versace became the designer for the company's Versus line in the 1980s.
She was born in the Italian city of Reggio Calabria, the youngest of four children in her family.
Her father was a personal financier to the Italian aristocracy.
She had planned to work for her brother in the public relations department, but was more valuable to Gianni as a "muse and critic", according to her during an interview with Vogue.
Through her closeness to her brother's enterprises, Donatella entered the fashion world.
The one chink in Donatella's armour, actually, is the smoking. We meet in the fabulous enclaves of Versace HQ, a few roads over from 12 Via Gesu where the Versace shows are staged.