Too VUNK to function, Donatella gives punk a V-sign for AW13. That's blonde ambition
It would be an understatement to say that Versace could be described as a punk label. This is the slashed to up-there wardrobe of the Glamazon after all, from Supers in the 90s to superbabes in the 00s. But it would be an oversight to apply the same theory to Donatella Versace, a woman brimming with punk attitude from her immaculately coiffed blonde mane to her pedicured, perilously high-heeled toes. She answers to no-one and does exactly what she wants, speaking to her own tribe with authenticity and flicking life's ash into a gilded Medusa ashtray. She's all passion, but she also doesn't give a fuck. What's more punk than that?
"I started thinking, what would we call the new punk today?" says Donatella. "This collection is my answer. It is sexy, strong, brave, and full of energy. It is the essence of Versace, heading straight into the future."
Far be it for the goddess of glamour to work with anything as pedestrian as an existing noun or adjective when describing her work though. Darling! Forget the 'P' word, Queen D is bringing the VUNK, and it's sure to be FROW next season, from the catwalk to the private jet.
Camden gets upgraded with real-deal Fraggle furs, corsetry/pleating, silver spikes and nails as fastenings, tartan kilts, thigh high boots, chokers, and shiny vinyl. Keep your Snakebite, on team Donatella we sip vintage champagne.
Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Models pictured: Jacquelyn Jablonski-@JLJablonski, Hanne Gaby Odiele-@hannegabysays, Janice Alida-@janicealida, Tilda Lindstam-@tildalindstam, Stef van der Laan-@StefVanDerLaan, Daria Strokous-@DariaStrokous, Kasia Struss-@kasiastrusspl, Ashleigh Good-@Ashleighh_Good, Julia Nobis-@JuliaNobis1, Ming Xi-@mingyaoxi, Steffi Soede-@stefffix, Mila Krasnoiarova-@mila1366, Samantha Gradoville-@SamGradoville, Juliana Schurig-@juliana_schurig, Lindsey Wixson-@lindseywixson, Andreea Diaconu -@andreeadiaconu_, Iris van Berne-@irisvberne), Katlin Aas-@AasKatlin, Bette Franke-@Bette_Franke, Zuzanna Bijoch-@BijochZuzanna, Anabela Belikova-@anabelabelikova, Cara Delevingne-@Caradelevingne