Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace
By Diego James
All the attention may be focused on the runways of NY Fashion Week at the moment, but suddenly all the air has been sucked out of the room by the release of this amazing photo of Gina "the Lips" Gershon as Versace creative director Donatella Versace. It's no secret that we're big fans of La Donatella at Out, we last caught up with her in 2011 about the label's H&M collab, but it's reached epic proportions with this anticipated Lifetime movie, which is described by the network in breathless terms:
The telepic is based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival and centers on Donatella (Gershon), who after her brother’s slaying is thrust into the spotlight as head designer of his fashion empire. At first ridiculed by critics worldwide, Donatella falls victim to drug addiction and nearly bankrupts the company. With the help of her family, including daughter Allegra, Aunt Lucia (Raquel Welch) and brother Santo (Colm Feore), she enters rehab to confront her demons and soon comes back stronger than ever to reignite the beloved Versace brand with her own vision and builds one of the most powerful and influential fashion houses ever known.
Wait, Raquel Welch? OK, this may be our favorite Lifetime movie of all time.