She is an Italian fashion designer and current Vice-President of the Versace Group, as well as chief designer. She owns 20 percent of the entire stock market assets of Versace. Her brother, Santo Versace, owns 30 percent. Donatella's daughter Allegra Versace inherited 50% of the company stock after the death of Gianni Versace. On 15 July 1997, outside the re-constructed Versace Mansion, also known as Casa Casuarina, in Miami, Florida, Gianni Versace was shot dead by Andrew Cunanan. A multi-continent search ensued for the suspected spree killer, but Cunanan avoided capture by committing suicide a few days after the death of Gianni Versace. year and three days after Gianni's death in July 1998, Donatella Versace mounted her first couture show for the Versace Atelier at the Hôtel Ritz Paris. She built her runway over the hotel's swimming pool, as her brother had done every season, though this time using sheer glass. She now oversees the production of a dozen collections each year, though these days, Donatella is just as famous for her celebrity entourage and glittering parties.
When you look at Versace, it always screams elegance and grace out. The modern style of her work is what makes it popular amoung celebrities and regular people too! I think that it was a tragedy what happen to her brother bu ti'm glad to see her stepping up and we know he would be proud. Having a worldwide brand of clothing shoes and so forth is a stepping stone in life that she has reached although it hasn't been easy. In my opinion, struggle can be an art form although unbeautiful and demented, we all go through it at some point. For this reason, she has made history as a fashion designer.