Donatella Versace (born in 1955) graduated in Languages from the University of Florence, entered the world of fashion during the eighties, when Versace moved to Milan and began to establish herself in the world of fashion.
Initially she Donatella takes care of communication, public relations and brand image. Subsequently, her brother Gianni entrusted her with the management of the well-known Versace Versus brand. In July 1998, a year after the murder of her brother at the hands of Andrew Cunanan, Donatella designed her first Versace fashion line.
Before Versace was sold to Michael Kors for 2 billion euros in 2018, which had already bought the fashion house Jimmy Choo, she was vice president of the group and shareholder for 20% of the entire assets.
Donatella Versace and her ex-husband, US model Paul Beck, had two children: Allegra and Daniel. She had an older sister, Tina, who died of a tetanus infection at the age of ten. She is related by parental ties to the Paralympic athlete Giusy Versace, being her father's cousin.
For decades she lived a strong cocaine addiction, with heavy impacts on your private and professional life, overcome thanks to a detoxification therapy in an Arizona clinic that lasted almost a year. She later approached Buddhism.