“[The Versace style] evolved throughout the years. Gianni’s woman was more of a mistress, the Donatella woman is more of a successful, working woman, it’s more down-to-earth,” says Nadon, who looked to photographer Richard Avedon’s book Versace: The Naked and the Dressed: 20 Years of Versace to find inspiration for the movie’s Versace runway montages. The designer and her wardrobe team scoured consignment stores, eBay, and an online boutique called 1stdibs.com to find authentic Versace pieces, but ended up having to make most of the clothes from scratch. “Three weeks before we were shooting, we had virtually nothing on the rack!”
House of Versace premieres October 5th at 8 PM on Lifetime.