Large congregations of fashion industry types can often result in moments of pure, elevated, frequently delightful obliviousness. Unfortunately, this weekend’s British Vogue Festival seemed like a pretty staid affair–Victoria Beckham‘s soundbite about her naked design process was as scintillating as things got.
Then along came Donatella Versace, who can always be counted on for a good quote or absurd story (whether it’s insisting feminism is dead while adding she’s a feminist or banning non-models from modeling her H&M collaboration). Apparently Versace “can’t remember” the last time she wore flat shoes and watches TV at home in “PVC trousers.” She says:
“My style is not that big, I wear heels, tight pants and I wear diamonds,” she said, moving on to elaborate on her exercise and beauty regime. “I stopped working with a personal trainer as he wouldn’t let me smoke. I’m not like this genetically, I use tonnes of cream and take care of my hair and skin.”
We already knew Donatella loved her towering shoes–she famously refused to wear flats to rehab (ie: giving up cocaine was easier than giving up high heels). But that she doesn’t look like herself genetically? We feel completely lied to.