Donatella Versace Talks Fashion, Muses, And Her Late Brother For 'Vogue's' '73 Questions'

"Be true to yourself."

In the latest installment of Vogue's "73 Questions" series, fashion designer Donatella Versace welcomes the publication into her Milan apartment to answer questions regarding everything from pop culture to fashion and technology, as well as her fondest memories with her brother, Gianni. 

First up, interviewer Joe Sabia asks Donatella about co-chairing this year's upcoming Met Gala, as well as her favorite movies and music obsessions. When asked about the best film ever made, Donatella says it's the 2017 film The Shape of Water, which has been nominated for and awarded with numerous accolades already.


Donatella then moves from the foyer of her apartment into a sitting room where she discusses her late brother, Gianni, the world-famous fashion designer who's also the subject of a new series on FX: The Assassination of Versace: American Crime Story, starring Édgar Ramírez as Gianni and Penélope Cruz as Donatella.

Regarding Gianni, Sabia first notes that the apartment they're sitting in originally belonged to Gianni. It's been 20 years since his death, and Donatella says it's "his love" she misses most. She also adds that her fondest memory with him is the time they were backstage at his fashion show in Paris — one just before he was killed. 

After more discussion, the cameras follow Donatella outside, where she talks about being inspired by "strong women, all over the world," and how technology and social media have changed the fashion landscape. However, she won't budge when it comes to her upcoming collection (it's a secret!). 

Finally, Donatella recites the best advice she's ever received: "Be true to yourself," she says.

You can check out all this and more in the full video below:

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