Donatella Versace often celebrates the enduring connection between her family business and the princes and princesses of pop culture. It's a world she always felt comfortable in. Her Resort collection, for instance, combined Joan Jett's tough-girl stance (or maybe it was Kristen Stewart-playing-Joan Jett) and Prince's dandyism, frothy lace jabot and all. DV named the result Rockmantic, to seal the relationship.
The emphasis was on short, sharp, and sexy in tailored jackets and pants and leather sheaths. The eighties are never far away with Versace. Donatella borrowed some key motifs of the decade, like Keith Haring's radiant heart, laser-cut onto lace, silk, and leather, or graphics drawn from the work of the radical Milanese design group Memphis, which she customized with flowers and guitars. Then she added a little heavy metal, in the form of copper beads trimming hems or copper snaps that allowed sleeves to be opened or closed, to reveal or conceal, as your heart desired.