Move over, Gaga. Donatella Versace has her sights set on a new musical muse, Angel Haze, who also happens to have our highest tick of approval. Miss Haze, a fellow Bring It On and J.Lo enthusiast, first met Versace at last year’s Vogue Festival and since then they two pop culture fixtures have become thick as thieves. VICE spoke with the two ladies ahead of today’s Versace show and found there was mutual adoration in excess, as well as plenty of JKs and LOLs. Read our highlights, below, and check out the full Q&A here.
What makes you both laugh?
Donatella: Usually things I’m not supposed to laugh at.
Angel: I laugh at everything, but I have such an insanely dry sense of humour.
What have you learnt from each other?
Donatella: I have learned so much, just from being around Angel at the very beginning of her career. I love being around young people, and their energy and determination to make themselves heard. It’s amazing to see that each new generation has that passion and drive. It makes he want to keep pushing forwards, and to keep Versace focused on the future.
Angel: I’ve learned that you literally must be fearless when going for what you want. I got a lot of confidence from just being around her. You know Donatella’s story isn’t a fairytale and she made an incredibly impacting legacy (all while becoming the fucking amazing woman she is) with the cards she was dealt. I’ll always be inspired to become more even with the odds stacked ridiculously high against me.
What’s your favourite thing to do together when you’re not working?
Donatella: Laugh, gossip, tell each other stories, the usual!
What is your favourite thing about each other?
Donatella: There’s so much that I love about Angel, but maybe my favourite thing is all that is ahead of her, in her future.
Angel: My favorite thing about Donatella is that she’s real, and that is so rare that it makes her more special.
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