Donatella Versace & Zayn Are Cooking Up Something Fab
Fab-u-lous human Donatella Versace is hooking up with new-directioner Zayn Malik to make some fashion. Zayn will be collaborating with Donatella on a line of men's and women's clothing for Versus Versace — Versace's cool younger sis/bro.
— Versace (@Versace) 12 October 2016
Despite admitting she's not a fan of 1D, Donatella told the New York Times she's always wanted to collab with Zayn.
"I met him again when he started to date Gigi, who I work with all the time. And he impressed me very much — he was so mature, so thoughtful, treated her like such a gentleman. They are very nice young people, a lovely couple, in fact. And then he told me how much he loved fashion. It was then I knew he was the right face for what I had in mind," Donatella said.
She went on to explain why Zayn is so perf for the spin-off label. "Versus is everything that the Versace line is not. It is loud, it is rebellious — I don't want shoppers buying both from Versus and Versace. The houses have different souls," she said. "I wanted Zayn because he can help me talk to his followers. I want to listen to their language. I want to learn more about them, what they think and what they like. They are a new generation that without working with someone like Zayn, I will never reach."
Zayn also expressed his undying love for Versace earlier this year when he chose to rep a very future Versace robot arm on the MET Gala red carpet.
We can't wait to see what these two cool humans cook up!