Housed once more in the courtyard of Donatella’s Milanese home, with Prince singing out in ode to the era when her brother ruled the label - Donatella was celebrating Gianni.
With trademark poker straight blonde hair, pin-up bodies and deep tans, the models stormed the catwalk in little black pinafore dresses with the house’s Medusa head as gold buttons , sexy square backs and high, high heels. It was fierce, it was sexy, it was molto Versace. A graphic tulip print - Gianni’s favourite flower – scrawled across asymmetric dresses in purple, blue and black.
It lost its way slightly in the middle with a red devore coat and flared leather skirt suits that didn’t have the wow factor of the opening exits, but the finale gowns more than made up for it. The white strapless bandage dress with feather hem and navy multi-strap number with long train seemed made for Sunday’s Oscars. And sure enough, two were leaving Milan straight after the show for Hollywood. If ELLEuk were a betting website, we’d plump for an appearance on January Jones.