A chronicle of Donatella Versace's triumph over tragedy by carrying on her brother's powerful legacy after his 1997 slaying.

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Gina Gershon and Raquel Welch stars in this Lifetime Original Movie chronicling Donatella Versace's (Gershon) inspiring triumph over tragedy. Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball's widely-read book, the movie brings to light the story of Donatella, who, following the brazen murder of her brother, world-renowned designer Gianni Versace. Written by Anonymous

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Every Empire has a Fall and Rise.

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It took lots of lighting, Scotch tape, makeup, prosthetics and two wigs for brunette Gina Gershon to transform to Donatella Versace. Gina Gershon lost 11 pounds to achieve that super-skinny Versace look and had to smoke those incessant cigarettes Donatella loves. Gina watched tons of French video to learn how Donatella moves--hips forward, shoulders in & neck out. A speech therapist helped Gershon to achieve that accent. See more »

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Loved this movie.
21 February 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

So incredibly impressed with this movie. I had absolutely no idea that Versace came so close to ruin. I question what would have happened to the label if Gianni Versace had of never been killed. Truthfully Donatella and Gianni were a brilliant team despite their volatile sibling relationship. They both made Versace an excellent design house that had so much promise. Gianni was the flamboyant creative visionary and Donatella had the smart editing eye and a stylish outlook. Without each other they crumble.

My main problem with the movie was that they glazed over a few key plot lines and didn't take it far enough. The leading theme was Donatella's decline into drug and alcohol addiction but there were so many other aspects they could have explored. Also I think they were pretty kind with brushing over Donatella's plastic surgery history and Allegra's battle with anorexia.

Aside from that House of Versace is very insightful and entertaining. I cannot recommend it enough.


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