Donatella Versace turned heads as she stepped onto the catwalk earlier Friday to wrap up the brand’s presentation amid Milan Fashion Week.
The Italian designer, 67, stunned in a fitted black dress and platform boots to greet cheering guests at the end of the show.
The Women’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection featured a variety of colors and sets worn by supermodels such as Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk and Emily Ratajkowski.
Stunning: Donatella Versace, 67, turned heads as she briefly stepped onto the runway at the end of the brand’s show on Friday during Milan Fashion Week
The businesswoman looked younger than ever in a fitted black dress that fell above her knees.
The stylish ensemble was sleeveless on the right side, while the left part contained a longer sleeve.
Donatella strutted confidently in a pair of shiny black platform boots that matched the dress perfectly.
When we talked about it in a recent interview with vogue, the fashion designer said that “fashion is about color and joy. Clothes should inspire you with courage. They have to make you feel like “more”.
She became the Italian luxury brand’s artistic director after the tragic death of her brother, Gianni Versace, in 1997.
Elegant: The Italian fashion designer flaunted her slim physique in a figure-hugging dress as she stepped on the Versace catwalk
Her platinum blonde hair was parted in the middle and fell naturally over her shoulders. She added a pair of gold hoop earrings to add a pop of color to her monochromatic outfit.
She only added a light layer of makeup to her smooth skin, including nude lipstick and black eyeshadow.
Donatella took a few steps on the floor to the applause of the guests. She was pictured waving to the crowd before heading backstage.
The talented designer opened up about Versace’s message to vogue. “Versace’s goal is to allow women, and men too, to feel sensual, powerful and free.”
“Diversity, conceived as a plurality of ideals of beauty, must be embraced. And I love the plurality of forms through which feminine beauty can express itself, ”explained the socialite.
Beautiful: The businesswoman showed off her youthful looks as she celebrated her presentation on the Milan catwalk
Hardworking: Donatella took over the Italian luxury brand after her brother, Gianni Versace, was murdered in 1997; photographed in April in Las Vegas
Friday’s Versace show presentation featured supermodels such as Bella Hadid and her older sister, Gigi, who opened the show.
The set was set in a dark room, lit by dim purple lighting and candles that lined the runway itself.
Some garments contained colorful options, while black was also a big part of the grunge theme.
Paris Hilton, who is close friends with Donatella, also had the chance to show off her runway in a sparkly pink mini dress to close out the collection.
Wow! On Friday, Bella Hadid walked the runway for Versace wearing a flowing purple corset dress and sheer veil
Show-stopping: Paris Hilton closed the Versace show in a sparkly pink mini dress on Friday
She made a statement: Gigi Hadid was also seen in a hoodie
Donatella spoke about taking on the role of creative director over the years for W Magazineand how failure was simply “part of the process”.
“Once I made peace with my past, I was able to find my own voice. That’s when I really started doing what I wanted.
‘I brought back Gianni’s iconic prints in my own way, and I created new ones. Today I can say that what you see on the catwalk is truly an expression of who I am,” the fashion designer added to the post.
Milan Fashion Week will end on September 26 and is known to be one of the main fashion events in the world, alongside New York, Paris and London Fashion Week.
Stylish pair! Donatella was pictured with singer Cardi B decked out in Versace at the 2022 MET Gala in May