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Donatella Versace and Dua Lipa join together to design the Versace High Summer “La Vacanza” women's collection. Watch the co-designed styles debut on Tuesday, May 23rd in Cannes, France


Dua Lipa Co-Designs Her First Collection for Versace with the "La Vacanza" Show

Dua Lipa has long been a muse for Versace. She not only opens and closes the Spring Summer 2022 show in Milan but is also the face of the winter 2021 campaign. Often seen alongside Donatella Versace herself, they both dazzle in sparkling metallic Versace dresses and square heels. Now, taking their partnership to the next level, the two have co-designed a Versace collection titled "La Vacanza," which made its debut at Cannes.

In Italian, "La Vacanza" represents a holiday, and Lipa and Donatella truly embodied the essence of a luxurious five-star vacation with their fashion show held at a stunning riverside villa complex. Models gracefully walked down the runway, positioned at the center of a long swimming pool, showcasing a range of resort outfits. From cotton coveralls and beach-appropriate bucket hats to off-the-shoulder metallic dresses perfect for dancing the night away, the collection exuded elegance and sexiness.

Instead of adhering to the high-fashion party scene of the Cannes Film Festival, Donatella Versace defined her own sense of glamour. Leveraging the media influence of the British-Albanian pop star Dua Lipa and her upcoming role in the Barbie movie, the impact of the new collection skyrocketed, expected to set the trend for the summer of 2023.

Donatella expressed, "Dua loves Fashion, I love Music—we are the perfect duo! We had such a good time designing this collection together. We felt like we were on vacation and that is exactly the spirit we want people to feel when they wear our clothes."

Dua replied: "Donatella and I bonded over our shared love of this time of year while making this collection. Digging through the archives we discovered we were drawn to a lot of the same references which was such an inspiring and fulfilling process. La Vacanza ranges from metallic miniskirts and sexy bikinis, to butterfly rings and printed pieces inspired by the Versace SS ’95 collection. There’s always an occasion to wear Versace, and I know I’ll be spending my days (and nights!) in La Vacanza all summer long."

The result is a collection that embodies 'freedom, joy, and confidence,' conveyed through exquisite details like the crystal butterfly motif and a vibrant color palette. Many of the pieces reflect Lipa's stage and red carpet presence, featuring metallic accents, sequins, and glittery straps.


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