December 02, 2009
Like the rest of the world, this house has been buffeted by the winds of recession, but design-wise Donatella Versace is staying true to her course. The Spring collection she showed in Milan back in September was a winner—young, confident, and drop-dead sexy—so why mess with a good thing? Like its predecessor, pre-fall is super-leggy and supertight. The designer apparently looked to Japan for the colorful prints on a pair of body-con minidresses that seem destined for the red carpet. The neon lights of Tokyo must've inspired the electric orange, lime green, and sky blue of the collection's other thigh-baring numbers. A crinkly patent-leather jacket and grommeted jeans are more covered up, but the waist-gripping, take-no-prisoners silhouettes aren't for the faint of heart—or anyone with a body that's less than perfect.