Bradley Cooper, please just step aside for one minute to make way for your girlfriend, alright? We’ve spent most of this week talking about you and Lady Gaga when we really need to remember that secure, graceful woman who sat through that steamy Oscars performance.
Donatella Versace posted a video of Irina Shayk’s fittings ahead of the icon’s Fall 19 show in Milan on the weekend, a battalion of neo-nostalgia – and a whole lot of gold. “Always a true Versace muse during fittings,” Versace captioned her video. “Love you Irina!”
But what does it mean to be a real Versace woman? In September of 2018, GRAZIA sat down with Versace to discuss our changing world – and specifically how the woman Versace’s brother Gianni dressed in the 90s versus the woman she dresses now. “Before, there used to be one idea of a woman,” said Versace. “Now, the design room is very different – when designing I think of so many different women; their bodies, of course, but their attitude and their way of being is equally as important. Versace is built on the power of self.”
“Women live complex lives; we’re complex people, with many different sides to what we do every single day,” she continued. “When I’m designing my collections, I’m always thinking about the woman today and the intricacies in her life. She flies high in her career, she has her family, her friends, her social life, her private life. Most importantly, however, she has control of her own life, more than ever before.”
“Strength. Power. Fearlessness. Passion. Bravery. Femininity. These are all part of how you feel when you wear Versace.”
Add Irina Shayk to that list. If she can get through that Shallow performance, she is undoubtedly all of these things, all of the time.