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Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace (born 2 May 1955) is an Italian fashion designer and current Vice-President of the Versace Group, as well as chief designer. She owns 20 percent of the entire stock market assets of Versace. Her brother, Santo Versace, owns 30 percent. Donatella's daughter Allegra Versace inherited 50% of the company stock after the death of Gianni Versace, Donatella's brother and Versace's founder. Versace was born in the Italian city of Reggio di Calabria, the youngest of four children in her family. Her father was a personal financier to the Italian aristocracy. 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. Donatella had planned to work for her brother as Public Relations, but she was more valuable to Gianni as a "muse and critic," according to Donatella during an interview with Vogue. Through her closeness to her brother's enterprises, Donatella plunged into the fashion world. A decade later, during the 1980s, Gianni launched a perfume dedicated to her, Blonde, and gave her her own diffusion label, Versus,

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Selena Gomez -- Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace

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So, Selena Gomez was hanging out with alleged Illuminati member Donatella Versace in Italy Friday for Milan Fashion Week.We're not saying Selena's being tapped to join up, but we will say DAYUM… READ MORE >

Donatella Versace vs. Mama Elsa Patton: Who'd You Rather?

Donatella vs. Mama Elsa
Who'd You Rather?

Here's 57-year-old Italian blonde bombshell fashion designer Donatella Versace in Milan on Wednesday (left) -- and "Real Housewives of Miami" stunning breakout star Mama Elsa Patton in Florida… READ MORE >

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Anna Wintour vs. Donatella: Who'd You Rather?

Anna Wintour vs. Donatella
Who'd You Rather?

Fashion queens Anna Wintour, 60, and Donatella Versace, just 55, looked like two cover girls at some event in NYC this weekend.Question is ... READ MORE >

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Donatella Versace: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Donatella Versace
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Like her designs, Donatella Versace's human beauty will always be en vogue.Here's the 35-year-old Italian blonde bombshell back in 1990 (left) -- and 19 years later, the 54-year-old version at an… READ MORE >

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The Charred Ghost of Shauna Sand's Future

The Charred Ghost of Shauna Sand's Future

The human remains of Donatella Versace frolicked on the beach in St. Barts on Wednesday.La Dona's purple bikini accented all the latest trends this season: fried hair, plutonium injected breasts… READ MORE >

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Like Mother, Like Daughter

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Whose Scabby Feet?

Whose Scabby Feet?

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Courteney Cox-Blocked by Paps

Courteney Cox-Blocked by Paps

Courteney Cox Arquette's never had this kind of attention -- oh yeah, it probably helps that she was having dinner with John Mayer and Jen Aniston, who snuck out… READ MORE >

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Heidi Montag Is a Fashion Designer

Heidi Montag Is a Fashion Designer

"Hills" star Heidi Montag (left) at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday -- and fashion designer Donatella Versace (right) at the same event.In 2007, one of them admitted to having… READ MORE >

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Donatella: Vagilicioso

Donatella: Vagilicioso

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