February 19, 2000
Donatella Versace proved today that she is the undisputed queen of sexy glamour. The runway at Versus exploded with blocks of overlapped color, graphic prints and outsize flowersall artfully packaged in a a sleek, controlled silhouette. Blazers were closely fitted, trousers were sharply creased and liquid dresses seemed to dance on the body. There was a variety of leather looks, ranging from a long purple coat to laminated sheepskin jackets. Of course, no Versace collection is ever complete without a touch of outrageousness: Donatella sprinkled cabochon studs and chains on short lace dresses, and turned out a series of velvet and sheared-velour evening numbers that are sure to set the night on fire.