Every issue of Vanity Fair includes a page in which a noted figure replies to the Proust Questionnaire, and in the September issue, Donatella Versace provides the answers. The amazing, succinct, serrated, brilliant answers.
The 59-year-old fashion icon, who owns 20% of Versace, a company worth over $630 million, mentions that her greatest regret is "That my brother Gianni is not with us today." But that's a tender moment in an otherwise fierce, skewering onslaught.
Oh, there's some self-doubt. For instance, the question: What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Donatella's reply: "My personality." Ouch.
But she quickly recovers and reigns supreme:
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Charm and a good body.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Strength and power.
And, even better:
What is your most marked characteristic?
That I get what I want.
And this one really sums things up:
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
A high heel.
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