Donatella Versace Still Gets Nervous Over Public Presentations

Donatella Versace in amfAR Cinema Against AIDS - Arrivals - 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Dersigner Donatella Versace arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit at the Hotel du Cap during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2009 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images) more pics »
Donatella Versace.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Marc Jacobs is not the least bit excited about next month's New York Fashion Week. It's understandable: countless hours go into every aspect of the designer's presentation - and then there are the parties one just has to attend. In a new interview with British designer Christopher Kane, fashion maven Donatella Versace admits that she, too, gets stressed out over presentations, but feels its ultimately worth it:
I have to say that presenting a collection to the public has always and still does cause me a certain amount of anxiety, but the show itself is the moment of truth, the moment when you discover whether or not your work is good. When you have done a good job and the pubilc appreciates it, the satisfaction you feel is utterly unique!
Versace also says she's ambivalent about the "social and celebrity-driven aspect" of the fashion industry, noting, "It's a love-hate relationship. I would definitely prefer not to be obliged to attend certain events and parties, but I must...On the other hand, I have to admit that I do actually enjoy acting up to the "diva" role that I have been allotted: after all, I'm a bit of a diva, aren't I?"

Read the full interview at The Times.

More pictures of Donatella Versace:
  • Donatella Versace in Versace & Whitney Art Party With Starlight Foundation
  • Donatella Versace in Versace & Whitney Art Party With Starlight Foundation
  • Donatella Versace in Versace & Whitney Art Party With Starlight Foundation
  • Donatella Versace in Versace & Whitney Art Party With Starlight Foundation
  • Donatella Versace in Versace & Whitney Art Party With Starlight Foundation
  • Donatella Versace in Versace & Whitney Art Party With Starlight Foundation
  • Donatella Versace in Versace & Whitney Art Party With Starlight Foundation
  • Donatella Versace in Versace & Whitney Art Party With Starlight Foundation

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