It's not often that iconic fashion designers become a major plot point of TV shows. Sure, fashion and the wardrobe is always a discussion, but when the third installment of American Crime Story debuts, it will place the house of Versace right at the center of the story, as it explores the notorious murder of Gianni Versace. And now we finally know who will play the pivotal role of Donatella.
As The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed, Penelope Cruz will be portraying Donatella Versace on the silver screen. Not only did the sister of the deceased designer take over for her brother after his death but to this day she is also still is at the helm of the house. For Cruz, who THR points out is stepping into her first regular TV role, she'll be tasked with depicting an unforgettable time in fashion history and a powerful woman who continues to be an inspiration for many.
Of course, as highly anticipated TV shows wont to do, Versace: American Crime Story will keep us waiting until 2018 for its premiere. In the meantime, shop Versace gems that will make the wait a bit more luxurious.
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