Don't even think about uttering dirty words like "daywear" and "sensible" in Donatella Versace's presence. In her star-spangled universe, there is only room for round-the-clock sexiness and extravagant glamour.
Donatella's couture romp was a hit: brash, bold and
confident, like the celebrities that lined her front
row. Kevin Spacey, Naomi Campbell, Christina Ricci,
Heath Ledger, Rupert Everett and Sean Combs, escorted by a dozen or so of his closest bodyguards, all went crazy for the super-fitted
bustier dresses, diamanté-trimmed furs, feather-lined
coats and tall, beaded boots. Using lilac, deep violet,
nearly fluorescent pink and golden honey, Donatella
experimented with tiger and leopard motifs as well as
anemones, wisteria and all sorts of printed,
embroidered and stamped flowers on her sculptured
body lines. Poufed skirt overlays complemented
super-tight leggings; glittery spider-web dresses clung
seductively to the models' every curve, while organza
gowns blossomed into substantial volumes with fringed
flounces shaped into petals.
After the presentation, Donatella's sizable entourage
followed her to the newly refurbished Cabaret
nightclub on the Place du Palais Royal, where P. Diddy
manned the turntables and soon had the dance floor filled.
Like everything else about this event, his raps"Put your hands
together for Naomi! Let's hear it for the Hilton sisters!"were
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