The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 2, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
By United Press International

Versace CEO hands in resignation

ROME, June 6 (UPI) -- The chief executive of Italian fashion house Gianni Versace SpA has resigned, the firm says, after apparently running afoul of designer Donatella Versace.

Versace CEO reportedly to resign

MILAN, Italy, June 5 (UPI) -- The Italian clothing company Gianni Versace may be looking for a new chief executive.
Versace to decorate N.Y. condo complex

Versace to decorate N.Y. condo complex

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- Donatella Versace has been hired as the interior designer for a 1909 New York building being transformed into a luxury condo complex, a developer said.
Celebrities flock to Met gala

Celebrities flock to Met gala

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Dozens of stars helped New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrate the Costume Institute's new exhibit "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy."

Peacock escapes during Met gala

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- A peacock escaped her cage inside the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art during the social event the fashion industry calls "The Party of the Year."

Allegra Versace said to be anorexic

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Allegra Versace, a niece of the late Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, is being treated for anorexia, her family confirmed Wednesday.

Elton John hosts 60th birthday bash

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- Singer/songwriter Elton John turned 60 on Sunday after a birthday celebration held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.

Report: Hurley has secret marriage

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- Actress Elizabeth Hurley and her fiance Arun Nayar were married Friday in a secret ceremony at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England, a report says.

Versace and Dahl seen together at Gramercy

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Supermodel Sophie Dahl joined designer Donatella Versace for a private dinner party this week at New York's Gramercy Park Hotel.

Donatella Versace admits cocaine habit

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Designer Donatella Versace admits that she was hooked on cocaine for 18 years.

Versace replaces Madonna with Demi Moore

MILAN, Italy, April 13 (UPI) -- Material Girl Madonna has been dropped in favor of actress Demi Moore as the new face of Italian fashion designer Versace.

Donatella Versace to auction art works

MILAN, Italy, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Italy's Donatella Versace will auction her collection of antique furniture, paintings, sculptures and jewelry, worth an estimated $9.24 million.

Madonna may star in Versace ads

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Madonna is reportedly in talks to star in a series of ads for Versace's 2005 spring collection.
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Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace arrives at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington on May 1, 2010. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn


Donatella Versace (born 2 May 1955 in Reggio di Calabria) is an Italian fashion designer, as was her brother Gianni Versace, the founder of the Versace clothing brand. Her current title is Vice-President of the Versace Group and Chief Designer of the fashion line. She owns 20 percent of the entire stock market assets of Versace. Her brother, Santo Versace, owns 30 percent. Donatella's daughter Allegra Versace inherited 50% of the company stock after Gianni Versace died.

Versace was born in the Italian city of Reggio di Calabria, the youngest of four children in her family. Her father was a personal financier to the Italian aristocracy. An older sister, Tina, died at the age of twelve from an improperly treated tetanus infection. In the mid 1970s, Donatella followed her older brother, Giovanni ("Gianni"), to pursue knitwear design in Florence, Italy. Donatella had planned to work for her brother as Public Relations, but she was more valuable to Gianni as a "muse and critic," according to Donatella during an interview with Vogue. Through her closeness to her brother's enterprises, Donatella plunged into the fashion world. A decade later, during the 1980s, Gianni launched a perfume dedicated to her, Blonde, and gave her her own diffusion label, Versus, which remains a well-known Versace inner line.

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