Donatella Versace To Be Honoured At The Fashion Awards 2017 | Fashion News
Following the already announced awards for Maria Grazia Chiuri‘ positive change and Stella McCartney‘ efforts to champion sustainability, today the British Fashion Council have announced another winner of the upcoming British Fashion Awards 2017.
The Italian fashion designer and current vice president of the Versace Group, Donatella Versace will receive the Fashion Icon Award next monday on December 4, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, thanks to her work as artistic director for the label.
Natalie Massenet, the BFC chairman, has explained this choice saying “She has shown incredible strength and dedication to the industry and has continued her brother’s legacy through her remarkable work. What I admire the most about her is her ability to make women look and feel powerful. I could not imagine a better recipient of this award, especially as this year marks such an important date for Versace“.
To be celebrated with this award is not only Donatella, but also her brother Gianni Versace, who launched the brand in 1978, and after his tragically murdered 20 years ago, his sister has managed until now to maintain the same standard based on ‘creativity, innovation, glamour and power’.
The Italian designer has declared in a statement: “I am truly honoured to be collecting the Fashion Icon Award at The Fashion Awards 2017. For 40 years my brother and I have done what we love and that is a legacy I am honoured to continue and uphold. We have celebrated empowerment, joy and of course glamour. We have championed a community of people who share our values and together with them have created truly iconic images in the world of fashion“.
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