While I am still very excited to see the movie when it debuts Saturday, October 5th at 8/7c, it seems like VERSACE IS NOT. Word is, Donatella didn’t authorize the movie and that it won’t even feature authentic VERSACE clothing (boooooo). Ooopsie.
Take a look at the trailer and tell us what you think!!! The casting is AMAZING!!!
Versace, Versace, Versace!!! Some people may not have very been familiar with the Italian fashion label until Drake made it into a rap song, but the story of the Versace legacy has always intrigued me. The label’s signature print and silk shirts that I remember from the 1990’s on hip hop stars such as Diddy, Biggie or the over glamorous dresses worn by Mary J. and Lil’ Kim always made them look, for lack of better words, RICH. Today we’re seeing so many Versace inspired pieces, which goes to show how much of an impact signature Versace still has on the fashion world.
Versace was founded in 1978 by Gianni Versace, but didn’t reach pop culture recognition until 1994, when then girlfriend of Hugh Jackman, Elizabeth Hurley wore a Versace black safety pin gown and received rave reviews!! Unfortunately Gianni Versace was gunned down in front of his Miami Mansion in 1997. After Gianni’s death, his sister Donatella stepped in as creative director of Versace. Fast Forward to the 2000 Grammys…Donatella put Jennifer Lopez in that green silk chiffon floral dress and J.LO and Donatella both have been fashion go-tos ever since!!
I am very excited that Lifetimehas decided to tell Donatella’s story in their upcoming movie, HOUSE OF VERSACE, which will premiere on Lifetime on October 5th, 2013. Actress, Gina Gershon has been cast to play Donatella and will chronicle Donatella’s life through her drug use, the death of her brother, taking over the company, helping to save it from bankruptcy and more.
Where have I been that I didn’t know about the new “Betty & Coretta” movie coming to Lifetime ? The movie stars acclaimed actress , Angela Bassett as widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Coretta ScottKingand Mary J. Blige as Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X. After each woman lost her husband , in a very similar manner just 3 years apart, the 2 formed a very close bond after the deaths of their civil right leader husbands.The movie is also narratored by the legendary, Ruby Dee! I will be sure to tune in as Lifetime kicks off Black History Month, with “Betty & Coretta” on February 2nd at 8pm. (more…)