Christopher Kane’s not sure about being the new Gianni Versace!

25 March 2009

  

When we saw the Versus collection in Milan – Christopher Kane's collaboration with Donatella Versace – the Scottish-born designer hid out of sight. Was he nervous about how the bags, shoes and sparkly jewels would be received? He didn't need to be. The press loved the statement pieces. And Donatella declared Christopher was so talented he reminded her of her late brother, Gianni Versace. So a couple of weeks on, what does Christopher make of her very flattering comments? ‘It was a huge compliment, but I have a long way to go before there can be anything like that,' he told us laughing. ‘It was really embarrassing as I was standing right next to her when she said it. It was funny and a great thing for her to say but I wanted to shrivel up. But then that's a Scottish thing – we can't take a compliment. We want to tell everyone to "shut up" and we always put ourselves down.' Something tells us Christopher's going to have to learn how to take a compliment...


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