Best Quotes from Donatella Versace

The suit does not represent the businessman anymore. Nor does the loud shirt represent the rock star. The same man can now wear both.

Donatella Versace

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.

Donatella Versace

Elegance is always in style for men. There are all different kinds of elegance. It can be silk, it can be a T-shirt.

Donatella Versace

I think glamour all the time. I wake up in the morning and I’m already thinking glamour.

Donatella Versace

You can’t pretend that everybody likes Versace. It would be boring. It’s better to create a reaction than to create no reaction. That’s dangerous.

Donatella Versace

For me the safety pin is about rebellion, and I’m punk in the soul.

Donatella Versace

It’s no good being too easily swayed by people’s opinions. You have to believe in yourself.

Donatella Versace

Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.

Donatella Versace

You can never forget the time you’re living in because the past is the past and it will never come back. So to adjust your philosophy and creativity in fashion to the time you’re living in is the most important thing.

Donatella Versace

On a hanger, no dress is sexy. It’s just fabric on a hanger.

Donatella Versace

As with most things in my life, I believe you should try to enjoy yourself and never feel like you are a slave to a routine.

Donatella Versace

Something has to change in the world. Without change, young people will have no future.

Donatella Versace

Some say the economy means that you have to persuade people to invest in clothes – to buy less things but more expensive things. I disagree – invest in jewelry, or a house, maybe, but not in fashion.

Donatella Versace

In mythology, the Medusa can petrify people with a look – which is a good thing, I think. But the Medusa is a unique symbol – something strong. It’s about going all the way.

Donatella Versace

I always wear high heels – I simply feel naked without them.

Donatella Versace

In fashion, only sexy won’t go out of fashion.

Donatella Versace

In my life I had no other choice than to become a strong person.

Donatella Versace

I like perfume and flowers.

Donatella Versace

I love the mix of people who hang out at nightclubs now. Their individuality is an inspiration to me. The music they listen to, the clothes they wear and the way they wear them defines a street style that I love.

Donatella Versace

In Italian there is an expression: We don’t sleep on the fame.

Donatella Versace

I don’t even know what my natural colour is. Natural? What is natural? What is that? I do not believe in totally natural for women. For me, natural has something to do with vegetables.

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My mother didn’t want me to be in fashion. She was in the fashion business, so was my brother, and she thought it was too crazy for me. She wanted me to be married with children, to be independent, yes, but not to have a crazy life.

Donatella Versace

I have to say, I grew up with fashion because my mother was a seamstress, and she had an atelier. She would cut the first pattern, and then she had people working for her. So I grew up in an atelier, watching people all around me sewing. I was fascinated.

Donatella Versace

I love anyone who breaks the rules, and musicians always break the rules – in an aggressive way.

Donatella Versace

Many young people don’t know what Versace represent. I want to show what makes Versace an iconic brand.

Donatella Versace

I find older men more attractive than boys. I need a man who can teach me a thing or two.

Donatella Versace

I find older men more attractive than boys. I need a man who can teach me a thing or two.

Donatella Versace

I’ve learned how to appreciate what I have. And it’s a lot. I’m very lucky.

Donatella Versace

The three biggest fashion mistakes are cheap suits, shoes, and shirts. Spend your money on something good.

Donatella Versace

When my mother did fittings for her clients, I was hiding, looking at these beautiful ladies try on these fantastic clothes. I was dreaming as a small child to try these clothes on myself.

Donatella Versace

A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality.

Donatella Versace

I have worked with wool all my life as a designer. There’s so much more to it than knitwear – it’s an amazingly versatile material and can be used in so many different ways from chic to rustic.

Donatella Versace

Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine.

Donatella Versace

Women should be sure of themselves because women have a lot of capacities. We can achieve so many different things that men cannot. I think women are stronger.

Donatella Versace

Scent is very important. Strong fragrances suit some men, while citrus types suit others. I like my men to smell fresh and woody, but also like a man.

Donatella Versace

My style is not that big. I wear heels, tight pants, and I wear diamonds.

Donatella Versace

Fashion is a weapon that you can use when you need it.

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I know who the Versace woman is, because I wear the clothes myself.

Donatella Versace

It’s very important for a brand to have an identity through the years, but it’s very important as well to evolve because times change so fast.

Donatella Versace

You couldn’t define the ’80s when the ’80s were happening. We kept changing. We had shoulder pads, then we didn’t. It was revealing, and then it was decoration. It was a lot of things at once. It was defined when it was over.

Donatella Versace

I think my own look makes people think I’m tough, but when they get to know me I’m very different.

Donatella Versace

Die and born again, die and born again. It’s the story of my life.

Donatella Versace

The body should be reconfigured by the clothes, never again the other way round.

Donatella Versace

You can have small moments of happiness in life. You certainly can’t expect years and years of it.

Donatella Versace

I think men know to seduce women though words and conversation and nice gestures. That’s much sexier than when a man uses muscle.

Donatella Versace

The first thing I do each morning is get out of bed and give my dog, Audrey, a hug. She’s a Jack Russell. I think having an animal is a wonderful thing, particularly dogs. They are great levelers, there’s no nonsense with them, and they just want simple affection.

Donatella Versace

I’m a designer, and I work very hard at that. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it’s frivolous or superficial, but it’s not that way at all. It’s actually very hard work.

Donatella Versace

I do think that exercise is important, not only to keep you in shape but also for your state of mind. However, I am not fanatical about it.

Donatella Versace

How do I keep young? Haven’t you heard? I sleep every night in the deep freezer!

Donatella Versace

Lady Gaga is the present and the future. She is the most revolutionary and inspirational artist. She is fearless and daring.

Donatella Versace

Let’s just say beauty inspires me. But I like all beauty – I think it really comes from the inside out.

Donatella Versace

I don’t like my physique at all.

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