25 April 2013 by

Donatella Versace Opens Up About Lady Gaga Raiding The Versace Archives

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.

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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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