Donatella Versace Opens Up About Lady Gaga Raiding The Versace Archives

25 April 2013 by

You might remember that back in October Lady Gaga went all Versace on us, leaning over the Palazzo balcony in Milan with her fashion BFF (we mean Donatella, of course) in gowns from Gianni Versace's Bondage collection. She had the Donatella hair, the black out sunnies, the bodycon dress and the red lippie, but she decided to take her Versace tribute one step further by wearing THAT Elizabeth Hurley safety pin dress. 

The black gown, which was worn by Liz Hurley back in 1994, is one of the most iconic dresses, well, ever (it even has its very own Wiki page). At the time the dress caused a bit of a kerfuffle, because the fabric was only fastened together with stategically placed safety pins which showed off rather a lot of Lady Hurley. So when Gaga decided to wear this piece of fashion history we had one question - why? Oh and how? We wondered if Gaga whipped off the red gown she had worn earlier that day, stomped her foot and demand she had to wear THE most famous Versace dress ever made? Well we've now got the answers from the Italiano designer. 

Now Lady Gaga Channels Elizabeth Hurley In THAT Safety Pin Versace Dress!

Donatella has opened up about her friendship with Lady Gaga in an article she wrote for the March issue of Italian fashion magazine Amica and reveals that she first met Gaga when she wore vintage Versace for her Edge of Glory video.

The platinum haired fashionista writes in her piece: 'She was determined, she already knew what she wanted: to go straight to the heart of the maison and show those clothes to a new generation, to all her fashion-lover fans. I’m sure that, if Gianni were still alive, he would have been a huge fan of hers.' Ah so that's what she's doing by wearing the safety pin dress - keeping the history of the house alive. We get it, we get it - Gaga is teaching her monsters about fashion history.

Donatella also gushes about Gagaloo in the piece writing that 'I’m very proud to say that Lady Gaga is a friend of mine,' and 'I'm very happy she is part of the Versace family.' Now that's a family we'd like to be part of - at least for just one day. 

Want some more fashion lessons from Gagaloo? See the Lady's fash-volution in the gallery below.

Lady Gaga is seen on May 14, 2014 in New York City.

Lady Gaga arrives at Roseland Ballroom on April 7, 2014 in New York City

Lady Gaga arrives at Roseland Ballroom on April 4, 2014 in New York City

Lady Gaga arrives at Roseland Ballroom on April 2, 2014 in New York City

Lady Gaga enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater on April 2, 2014 in New York City

Lady Gaga enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' at the Roseland Theater on April 2, 2014 in New York City

Lady Gaga arrives at Roseland Ballroom on March 31, 2014 in New York City.

Lady Gaga enters the Roseland Theater on March 28, 2014 in New York City.

Lady Gaga enters Roseland Theater on March 27, 2014 in New York City.

Lady Gaga appears on NBC News' 'Today' show

At the Oscars, March 2nd 2014

Lady Gaga attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood

Lady Gaga attends the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Carole King at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 24, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga arrives at the Galliera Museum on January 20, 2014 in Paris, France

Lady Gaga attends the Atelier Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture SpringSummer 2014 on January 19, 2014 in Paris, France.

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Lady Gaga out and about in London - 9 December 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in London - 8 December 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in London - 8 December 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in London - 6 December 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in London - 8 December 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in London - 7 December 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in London - 6 December 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in London - 5 December 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in London - 4 December 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in London - 4 December 2013

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Lady Gaga in Versace at 2013 American Music Awards - 24 November 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in New York - 11 November 2013

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Lady Gaga out and about in New York - 03 November 2013

Lady Gaga out and about, New York - 8 November

Lady Gaga in Louis Vuitton on Graham Norton - November 2013

Lady Gaga out and about, London - 03 September 2013

Lady Gaga at 2013 MTV VMAs - 25 August 2013

Lady Gaga out and about in London - 27 August 2013

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Lady Gaga in Versace out and about, London - 29 August 2013

Lady Gaga at 2013 MTV VMAs - 25 August 2013

Lady Gaga at 2013 MTV VMAs - 25 August 2013

Lady Gaga at 2013 MTV VMAs - 25 August 2013

Lady Gaga out and about in New York - 22 August 2013

Lady Gaga in Balmain out and about in New York - 19 August 2013

Lady Gaga out and about in New York, America - 21 Aug 2013

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga at 'Good Morning America' TV show, New York - 19 August 2013

Lady Gaga at the 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, July 2013

Lady Gaga out and about in New York, July 2013

Lady Gaga out and about in Los Angeles - January 2013

Lady Gaga and Donatella Versace in Milan - October 2012

Lady Gaga in Paris - September 2012

Lady Gaga at Philip Treacy show, London Fashion Week - September 2012

Lady Gaga at Philip Treacy show, London Fashion Week - September 2012

Lady Gaga in London - September 2012

Lady Gaga at Narita International Airport, Chiba - May 2012

Lady Gaga in London - November 2011

Lady Gaga in Chanel at Barneys in New York, 2012

Lady Gaga in Pam Hogg, June 2012

Lady Gaga at Sydney Opera House in Atelier Versace, June 2012

Lady Gaga arriving at Sungshan airport in Taiwan, April 2012

Lady Gaga arriving at Philip Treacy's dinner, 2012

Lady Gaga at the CFDA awards, June 2011

Lady Gaga in green Valentino, June 2011

Lady Gaga in Alexander Mcqueen, 2011

Lady Gaga in platform McQueen shoes, 2011

Lady Gaga in custom made Giorgio Armani at the Grammys, 2010

Lady Gaga in her contraversial meat dress at the VMA awards, 2010


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