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Donatella Versace Opens Up About Her Friendship With Lady Gaga

Donatella Versace Opens Up About Her Friendship With Lady Gaga

Donatella Versace is on the cover of Attitude‘s January 2019 issue, out on December 6.

Here’s what the Versace icon had to say…

On her views on Donald Trump: “It’s scary, it cannot go on like this. And I know for that, in my position in fashion, we can still have a conversation about politics. It’s so horrible. This is like going back to the past, looking back in history. We live in a very scary moment for our freedom, for the freedom of everybody. So, this is a moment to talk about it and say, ‘Guys, listen’: don’t be seduced by what you think is a strong man. That’s not a strong man; that’s a weak man using those words to put fear in you.”

On Lady Gaga and the song “Donatella”: “I adore her. The song arrived quite a while after we first knew each other. Gaga is a very emotional person, she’s very insecure, which I like about her. Every true artist is insecure. We’ve become good friends and we talk so much. I’m so happy about the movie. A Star Is Born. I went to the premiere with her and she was crying. I said, ‘Enough of this crying. Smile, you’ve made it.’ I hope she wins an Oscar.”

On growing up amongst the gay community: “Yes, [I was always] around gay men. But not only gay men, but by artists, real artists: people who left a mark on history. I mean, I met Andy Warhol. I don’t think of him as just a gay person, these people are artists. I had the privilege through Gianni [Versace] and through the gay community to meet intellectual people: to become accustomed, to be educated, to learn about the culture. I was a normal classical girl who went to school and studied history, which I loved as you can see in this house, but my mind was always a clash between this and what was around pop culture and high culture and history.”

For more from Donatella, head to Attitude.co.uk.

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Credit: Vijat Mohindra; Photos: Attitude
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  • tom

    Stick to fashion idiot.