While 68-year-old Jil Sander has put artistic differences behind her and returned to her eponymous company in a surprise move, announced yesterday in Milan, Donatella Versace says she too has finally put her demons behind her.Speaking before last night's Versace show in the company's HQ in Milan, she added that she "finally has the confidence to do the things I want to do". Creatively that means revisiting the couture collection her brother Gianni produced, two days before he was shot in July 1997.That collection, shown in Paris, in the Ritz, managed to combine religion, sexual and cutting-edge coach outlet online techniques - three of his abiding interests. Chaste it wasn't.
"It's taken 15 years for me to feel I could revisit that collection," she explained. "I always carried it around in my head as a reference but I didn't feel I could go there, because it was too painful, and it was too private."Talking in the sun-filled first floor rooms of the courtyard palazzo which serves as offices, showspace and to this day houses the perfectly preserved marbled and gilded apartment where Gianni Versace lived coach outlet when he was in Milan, she seemed relaxed; her days of all night partying, profligacy and personal problems louis vuitton outlet online (divorce, drugs) behind her.The company has reigned back, self-administered an infusion of fresh blood, in the form of Christopher Kane, one of the stars of British fashion who works with Versace on Versus, her second line. So in some ways the heavy Goth mood of her new main collection might seem counter-intuitive.
But this wasn't the melancholic, death-glamourising version of Goth beloved of teenagers so much as the vampy, body-hugging variety that tends to appeal to the likes of Angelina Jolie when she wants to make a major statement on the red carpet.That meant femme-bot velvet and leather bustier dresses, dazzling silver metal mesh and chiffon corseted dresses that practically strobed under the spotlights, over the knee mesh leather fetish boots, black round necked, wool shift dresses with metal inserts in the shape of a cross and a lot of embroidered and jewelled crucifixes - which presumably, will come as optional extras in the coach outlet store online Middle Eastern markets.
Versace's own outfit - skintight black - was not exactly an endorsement of bright colour, although there were searing splashes of yellow and tangerine in her show. "But black is easy for every day." It's also a good foil to that thick blanket of lemon coloured hair, as well as slimming. Not that DV needs it. At 56 she keeps Coach Factory herself exceptionally trim, Louis Vuitton Handbags despite hosting parties at which, these days, the louis vuitton handbags most www.coachfactoryoutleth.org toxic substance on offer is pasta.Only the finest for your juice box and apple. coach outlet online The humble paper bag has had a designer makeover, courtesy of top fashion designer, Jil Sander.
But while the traditional paper sack is usually purchased in bulk or handed out gratis, the Jil Sander 'Vasari' retails for a coach purses outlet hefty $290 - the same cost as about 50 ham and cheddar sandwiches.The German fashion house sent a solemn bevy of cashmere-clad models down the fall-winter 2012 runway, clutching the rolled-up bags in leather-gloved fists. Now the unassuming accessory is hitting stores.