Donatella Versace: Madonna devolved proceeds to her hospital in Malawi
Donatella Versace reveals that Madonna requested that the proceeds of her new Versace‘s campaign was devolved to her hospital in Malawi.
It is part of what Donatella Versace told in an interview to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
In her latest tour she [Madonna] was not well and she knew it. She had some problems. I never saw her this way.
“One day she [Madonna] told me that she was recording her new album, and she never says anything without any reason,” says Donatella. “So I understood and I immediately asked her: ‘Do you want to do something together?’ And she replied: ‘Yes, I want to be incredibly beautiful.'”
That’s how the new Versace‘s campaign came out, according to Donatella, who probably fictionalized it a bit.
“I knew that she [Madonna] would be trashed, but at the end all those young popstars want to be her or better than her,” adds Donatella. “Who doesn’t want to be pretty, powerful and famous like her at 50 years old?”
On the set in New York, she [Madonna] did it all alone.
Donatella added that Madonna didn’t want a lot of retouching. “She could have look like a 30 y/o,” says Donatella. “Instead she looks like a 40-45 y/o. Her abdomen was not retouched. Neither her arms were smoothed.”
I want you to look like I know you: a fragile woman with her fears, who suffers from loneliness, but, at the same time, is strong, resolute and brave.
Then Donatella confessed that they are good friends since the death of Gianni Versace. “When my brother died, I took a night flight to Miami. And, when I arrived, Madonna was there… at Gianni‘s villas. I will never forget it.”
“And I was outside the delivery room for Lola and Rocco,” added Donatella.