February 26, 2004 Milan
That explains Donatella's program note, describing the punk-inspired Versus show as, "A subversive mixture of education and rebellion." She addressed the eternal parental fashion-control issue by allowing her junior collection to go out the door looking like a shorter, tartier, big-haired version of the grown-up Versace line. That meant a lot of tartan mini-kilts, orange biker suits, and tiger-patterned denims, and a loading of metal hardware in the form of heavy Medusa-head cuffs and chain belts. For extra measure, she also threw in a few skimpy asymmetric jersey dresses, just to prevent those daughterly raids on Versace Mom's eveningwear closet. So, now the moral becomes clear: A girl who gets good grades might just be rewarded with a little trip to Versus. After all, as we know from the dear old Osbournes, the family that rocks together stays together.