Fashion: Versus: Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace

Few design houses have done as much as Versace to puncture the pesky membrane that separates fashion from celebrity. Witness the number of famous behinds squeezed onto the front bench last week at Versus' Manhattan show: Madonna's, Bon Jovi's, Gretzky's. But Ms. Versace's guest list was more eye-catching than her spring collection. With its angular crop tops, layered skirts and trashy leather ensembles, it looked like the wardrobe of a groupie for a surfer thrash band.

--By Belinda Luscombe

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