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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.

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