Dazed's senior fashion editor Robbie Spencer on fusing club and catwalk
Approximately two hours after the Versace show, it was time for Versus, also at the iconic via Gesù villa where Gianni lived. The invite cryptically stated a special performance by Gossip's Beth Ditto – what followed was a essentially a gig, Ditto belting out her best tunes on stage whilst models walked the runway in Christopher Kane's pop collection for the Versace sister label. A primary coloured bonanza based around plastic chains, the party went on after Ditto stormed the catwalk chanting, "Donatella, I wanna beeeeeee your dogggggg," crowning a rousing rendition of The Stooges' classic. Which, for the record, is also one of DV's favourite songs.
I love the primary Lego colours, it was so fun to see a show with live music being played
"I love the primary Lego colours, it was so fun to see a show with live music being played," said Dazed's senior fashion editor Robbie Spencer afterwards. "It gives so much more energy to a show, especially when it's Beth Ditto singing! It was so cool when all the models came back out after the finale in their show looks and joined the party – it felt like a bygone era when designers would put on fashion shows in clubs, like Halston at Studio 54 when his models danced down the catwalk."