Designer Donatella Versace takes the cover of Vogue Italia‘s March 2022 edition captured by fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott at Art Partner. In charge of styling was Jacob K at Streeters, with production from January Productions and North Six. Beauty is work of hair stylist Paul Hanlon at Dawes+Co, and makeup artist Renato Bernardi.
I wanted them all in the show – Jill, Precious, Alva – to send out an important message. Backstage, Precious Lee kissed me and hugged me. When I asked her why, she told me it was because nobody had ever put her on the runway in a short, tight-fitting dress. But I think it’s normal, even necessary. It didn’t even occur to me to cover her up. I wanted to accentuate her femininity, a quality that certainly isn’t the exclusive prerogative of women who are two metres tall and wear a size 38. The aim of Versace is to let women – and men too – feel sensual, powerful and free. Diversity, intended as a plurality of beauty ideals, has to be embraced. And I love the plurality of forms through which female beauty can be expressed. – Donatella Versace
Photography © Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vogue Italia, discover more at vogue.it