DONATELLA VERSACE: Fierce & In Charge by Mert & Marcus

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Mert & Marcus work with Donatella Versace and Vogue Italia to deliver a fierce & in charge spread captured at Versace’s Milan headquarters.

“Interviews always make me a little nervous: among other things, I keep asking myself why you chose me for this cover, one day you will explain it to me”. -Donatella Versace

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Jacob K is in charge of styling and brands include Atsuko Kudo, Balenciaga, Christopher Kane, Saint Alurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Versace + more. while Paul Hanlon handles hair and Renato Bernardi covers make-up.

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“We have greater emotional intelligence and a managerial ability to make you feel part of a company, of a path, that men do not have (in Versace, more than 60% of employees are women, and 48% of them cover executive positions, ed). After the feminist movements of the 70s we lived through bad years: it seemed chic to disappear, to stand a step back, to dress in these squared men’s suits, with low heels, as if to want to erase your body, because we wanted to be “taken seriously”. Less is less, and looks like less: when you dress like this, fashion, for me, is forcing you to feel “less”. While for me fashion is color, happiness, and clothes must give you courage. Make you feel “more”. Because we women, “more”, we already are.” – Donatella Versace

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