39 Diva-Ish Quotes From Fashion Designer Donatella Versace

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“Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine.” – Donatella Versace

“For me, music gives a voice to fashion.” – Donatella Versace

“Plus-sized women shouldn’t think of themselves as a size. They should think of themselves as women with rich goals in life. Size doesn’t mean, really, anything. You can carry your size with pride and dress in a way that you like.” – Donatella Versace

“In Italian there is an expression: We don’t sleep on the fame.” – Donatella Versace

“I do think that exercise is important, not only to keep you in shape but also for your state of mind. However, I am not fanatical about it.” – Donatella Versace

“My main influence is – it’s music. It lifts the spirit. I am always listening to music. And sometimes what inspires me is a little sound or some small arrangement. I really do listen to music continuously all day long – very loud, so people can’t stand to be around me anymore.” – Donatella Versace

“You can’t pretend that everybody likes Versace. It would be boring. It’s better to create a reaction than to create no reaction. That’s dangerous.” – Donatella Versace

“I don’t like my physique at all.” – Donatella Versace


“Gianni created the whole thing. I came later and helped him.” – Donnatella Versace

“For me the safety pin is about rebellion, and I’m punk in the soul.” – Donatella Versace

“I don’t like balance. Balance is not a word you can use in Versace fashion.” – Donatella Versace

“For me the safety pin is about rebellion, and I’m punk in the soul.” – Donatella Versace

“It would be very easy for us to do a collection that everybody would like and not criticize. But criticism is a part of life. You have to take it.” – Donatella Versace

“I’ve learned how to appreciate what I have. And it’s a lot. I’m very lucky.” – Donatella Versace

“The body should be reconfigured by the clothes, never again the other way round.” – Donatella Versace


“I like perfume and flowers.” – Donatella Versace

“You couldn’t define the ’80s when the ’80s were happening. We kept changing. We had shoulder pads, then we didn’t. It was revealing, and then it was decoration. It was a lot of things at once. It was defined when it was over.” – Donatella Versace

“When I meet celebrities, I have to know what they are like and only then can I design. The clothes have to fit their personality.” – Donnatella Versace

“Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.” – Donatella Versace

“In mythology, the Medusa can petrify people with a look – which is a good thing, I think. But the Medusa is a unique symbol – something strong. It’s about going all the way.” – Donatella Versace

“To define the era we live in is very difficult. How do we define it? We define it by music.” – Donatella Versace

“I don’t see anybody categorized as a ‘fashion diva,’ except for me! And I like that. I am thought of as a diva because I wear an evening dress and I take care of my look when I go out. I go to parties regarding business, not for fun. And that’s why they call me a ‘diva.'” – Donatella Versace

“I love Alexander McQueen. I like the construction of his suits. I think it’s fantastic.” – Donatella Versace

“My muse changes all the time because I think every designer is a bit of a muse for themselves in a way – they just don’t want to say it.” – Donatella Versace

“On a hanger no dress is sexy.” – Donatella Versace

“A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality.” – Donatella Versace

“I go from a full working day to making sure I am home for dinner with my kids. I couldn’t do that in a 10cm mini skirt but I am not going to resort to sweatpants and an old t-shirt.”

“The body should be reconfigured by the clothes, never again the other way round.” – Donatella Versace

“I think people need to see Prince live to really understand how remarkable he is. He has always been inspiring because he is never afraid to break rules or barriers or invent something new – and if you love fashion, then you need to be able to do that.” – Donatella Versace


“Let’s just say beauty inspires me. But I like all beauty – I think it really comes from the inside out.” – Donatella Versace

“In order to be responsible, you need some discipline in your life.” – Donatella Versace

“My mother didn’t want me to be in fashion. She was in the fashion business, so was my brother, and she thought it was too crazy for me. She wanted me to be married with children, to be independent, yes, but not to have a crazy life.” – Donatella Versace

“I was a fashion addict by the time I was 11 years old. I’d wear a miniskirt and patent-leather boots.” – Donatella Versace

“I wake up at about the same time every day. I sleep well and wake without an alarm clock.” – Donnatella Versace

“You can never forget the time you’re living in because the past is the past and it will never come back. So to adjust your philosophy and creativity in fashion to the time you’re living in is the most important thing.” – Donatella Versace

“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” – Donatella Versace

“People are always surprised when they spend time with my children by how normal they are. They’re polite. They’re well mannered. They’re very down to earth, in a way.” – Donatella Versace


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