Donatella Versace electrified the audience at her Versace Fall 2012 collection in Milan with a collection that was a gothic, hard-core sexy and gave homage in part to her late brother Gianni Versace’s last collection in 1997.
This show perfectly captures the mood of the moment, “the Gothic Goddess” a tough, strong woman inspired by actress Rooney Mara, the star of the film ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. Hair stylist Guido Palau gave the models short cropped bangs in the spirit of Joan of Arc. That severe, stunning look was offset by artist Pat McGrath‘s dark smoky eye makeup and bleached brows. It was powerful, sexy and defiant.
Donatella hit the mark with this collection; it screamed confidence, from the armorlike corsets; the chain mail pieces and the encrusted crosses, it was stunning. Designer Christopher Kane and fashion editor and model Anja Rubik spoke to us after the show in this exclusive fashion video.