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.


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?

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. :)

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!

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!


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