Lady Gaga has given us some of the best music videos over the last few years but her 'Edge of Glory' video was disappointing. In case you haven't seen it yet, the singer appears in a black patent Versace harness outfit throughout rather than showing an array of statement looks like you would expect from Gaga.
She looked embalmed in the black Versace harness (apparently from Gianni Versace’s final collection), and I don’t know why Donatella Versace said she was honored by Gaga’s selection, unless, of course, she thought she had to say something nice about the superstar. But a D.O.A. video doesn’t help the House of Versace. Be choosier, Ms. Versace.
The air of mystery surrounding the house of Versace is something that has loomed long past the unfortunate and untimely death of its founder, Gianni Versace - with a devastating murder, long battle against drug addiction, over-indulgent spending habits and eating disorders, you'd be forgiven for thinking the tale of Versace was a fictional one. Deborah Ball's 'House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival' - released on Tuesday - sees the first book published for which the Versace's gave help, along with interviews from Antonio D'Amico, Anna Wintour, Joe McKenna and Francois Nars, Donatella and Santo both gave their accounts, accumulating in a chronicle of the ups and downs in one of Italy's most famed families.
Alongside touching upon some of the more obvious queries surrounding the family - including why Gianni left his 50% stake of the company to Allegra - the book also reveals more intimate details, as we get to see how Gianna coached Claudia Schiffer on the runway, where and how he came up with the infamous Versace symbol, the possibility that Karl Lagerfeld might have taken the reign pre-Donatella, and how the icily thought of Anna Wintour choked up at the funeral of Gianni.