Everyone were on their toes at the Royal Albert Hall as Artistic Director, Donatella Versace, was announced ‘’Fashion Icon of the year 2017″ at the prestigious Fashion Awards event. The annual award ceremony, hosted by Jack Whitehall and Karlie Kloss, celebrates creativity and innovation in fashion, with the “Fashion Icon” award the pinnacle of the ceremony.
Being a Fashion Icon
Being in the role of Artistic Director at Versace since her brother Gianni passing away in 1997, Donatella has been responsible for shaping the world of fashion to be the world we know today. She brought about innovation, creativity, strong vision and glamour; while supporting emerging talents throughout her tenure. The award was presented by Naomi Campbell; Donatella’s long-time friend. Honoring intrinsic ability of the Versaces to create remarkable fashion moments; George Micheal’s “Freedom ‘90” was performed at the event by the amazing Rita Ora!Passionate, spontaneous, and inspiring; Donatella Versace explained what it means for her to be a “Fashion Icon. “I am truly honored to be collecting the Fashion Icon Award at The Fashion Awards 2017. For 40 years my brother and I have done what we love and that is a legacy I am honored to continue and uphold. We have celebrated empowerment, joy and of course glamour. We have championed a community of people who share our values and together with them have created truly iconic images in the world of fashion. I am truly humbled by how Versace has been embraced across the decades, across the world and across the generations. Thank you to the industry for your support of us, thank you to my team for their loyalty and incredibly hard work, thank you to my family and friends who have supported me more than they can know and thank you to the genius that was my brother Gianni. His incredible spirit is in everything we do and everything we stand for.”
It’s worth mentioning that Versace is becoming the number 1 choice for the stars when it comes to receiving their own awards. Claudia Schiffer chose to wear a Versace custom-made gown to the Bambi Awards, in Berlin, where she received the Bambi’s fashion award. The stunning supermodel shined in a coral red ball gown from Versace’s 2018 Spring/Summer tribute collection.
At the Ray Dolby Ballroom, Selena Gomez looked fabulous in a lovely flawless bodysuit also from Versace as she received her ‘Woman of the Year’ award. Choosing her perfect look from Versace’s tribute collection, Gomez complemented the outfit with a western-style belt featuring a huge gold buckle and gold Medusa accented Versace heels.