Saturday, November 14, 2009

An Evening With Donatella

In October of 2007, I was lucky enough to attend a unique lecture at London College of Fashion. Hosted by Colin McDowell, the evening was an interview with Donatella Versace. I wasn't sure who I was more excited to see, as Colin McDowell has been one of my favourite fashion journalists since I started reading Style magazine. But equally, I have always had a soft spot for Donatella's takeover of the Versace line.




It was a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into a designer's mind. There was also a chance to ask questions at the end, and I knew if I didn't I would always regret not asking Donatella something. Unfortunately the question I wanted to ask about models and the size zero debate (carefully worded due to her daughter's eating disorder) was asked by the person before me, so I had to think of a question on the spot..very difficult to do when Colin McDowell and Donatella Versace are looking at you expectantly! I asked a question about the brand's advertising and the choice of locations etc in the end, and was very pleased to receive an answer from Donatella that started with "That's a good question"!
I'm not sure if the highlight of the evening was speaking to Donatella, or standing with Christopher Kane at the end!


Images from my camera.

7 comments:

Becca. said...

thankyou for the comment on my blog.
just a question right, how do you change the blog layout so there are items on the left and right and the posts go down the middle?
XOXO, BECCA
http://fashion-train.blogspot.com

Becca. said...

thankyou for the comment on my blog lovely :)
you saw dontella in the flesh :O
very jealous as that is pretty amazing. :)
yes oh my gosh, i would love you to design me one, if you have any spare time that is.
I just have this huge block of white space on the right hand side and all the things are on the left i wanted to balance everything out you see. :)
thankyou!
XOXO, BECCA
http://fashion-train.blogspot.com

Raez said...

how absolutely exciting! and what a great experience, i would totally have freaked out myself, haha.

hope you had a nice weekend.

x raez

xo, Alexi said...

oh my gosh i'm so envious!!! of BOTH speaking to donatella and standing with Kane!!!! Lucky, lucky!

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princesspolitico said...

just started following your blog and really like your insight. seeing dontella speak seems like such an amazing and once in a lifetime experience!

xo.
princesspolitico

thatsorad said...

I would be so excited my heard would be jumping out of my chest!!! What a great oppertunity!

Thanks for the peeps! CS

anoushka said...

wow Jazz! that's actually amazing!
...and i don't think i would have been able to think of that goo a question on the spot :P xx