Wednesday 2nd May

| BY Roxy Lola

Happy Birthday Donatella: Her Most Iconic Quotes


There are few people quite as iconic as Donatella Versace. When she speaks, the (fashion) world listens. We know it’s bound to be hilarious, confronting or actually, very wise. Donatella knows her shit. She speaks the truth. In celebration of her 63rd birthday today, here are our top ten all time favourite iconic quotes from Donatella over the years. Or life lessons, as we like to think of them.

On fashion:

“What is comfortable fashion? To be comfortable, that can’t be in the vocabulary of fashion. If you want to be comfortable, stay home in your pajamas.”

On Anna Wintour saying that Armani dresses the wife and Versace dresses the mistress:

“Yes, I love this allocation of roles. Mistresses have much more fun than wives do.”

On glamour:

“I think glamour all the time. I wake up in the morning and I’m already thinking glamour.”

On needing a man:

“Why do women need men nowadays? Certainly not to prove strength, determination and independence anymore. Men are needed only for love affairs and for physical relaxation.”

On sex:

“Every woman likes sex. If they don’t like it, they should go to a shrink!”

On her love for high heels:

“I never, ever wear flats. Every time I wear them I fall over! The only flats I own are my sneakers, which I only wear when inside the gym and always with black and diamonds.”

On her workout routine:

“I do 300 sit-ups every morning between six and seven o’clock, often with weights on my stomach. When it comes to my abs, I’m as obsessive as Madonna.”

On her infamous platinum blonde hair:

“I don’t even know what my natural colour is. Natural? What is natural? What is that? I do not believe in totally natural for women. For me, natural has something to do with vegetables.”

On how she would dress for God:

“I would wear high heels. I’m sure God hasn’t seen them.”

On her fast-paced nature:

“There’s time to slow down, after you’re dead.”