The family behind the name is the subject of Lifetime's "House of Versace" Saturday, Oct. 5. Enrico Colantoni ("Veronica Mars") plays the mercurial designer, killed outside his Miami mansion in 1997 at the peak of his fame. Though the film revolves around the fashion house he built, the story is told from the perspective of his sister Donatella (Gina Gershon, "Rescue Me").
Her imperious attitude, cocaine addiction and high drama all take a back seat to the true star of the movie, the clothes. Even after 35 years in the business, costume designer Claire Nadon tells Zap2it, "It was one of the greatest projects I have worked on. It is so rare we do a film about clothing or designers. And it is such an opportunity working with Versace. It was wonderful, trying to reproduce some of his designs.