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One of Versace's trademarks is that it's never boring, and that's why Donatella always has a tendency to over-do the bling, the six-packs, and the ass-less chaps (Disclaimer: we don't have any complaints about that). So this season, in the aftermath of Prince's passing, la Versace decided to pay tribute to her favorite musician with a soundtrack of never-before-heard songs, written and recorded as a gift to her by the late Artist.
We can't be grateful enough that Versace decided to share. Walking to Prince's music, the models wore airy, monochomatic looks. The new designs were shown in parallel with a short movie directed by Bruce Weber (who also shot Versace's latest campaign starring Gigi Hadid). A shortened version of the 20-minute film, filmed over four days in Chicago, echoed the more demure feel of the clothes --that's somewhat a departure for Versace-- and was described as "real" by the designer. "I brought almost all my design team to see--because they'd never be able to see this," Donatella said. "We came back, and we designed the collection in five days!"
The designer took her bow in purple, Prince's signature color. Watch a video of the runway show with Prince's music, below:
Photo courtesy of Versace