Tonight, Donatella Versace will host a runway show for her highly anticipated Versace for H&M collection — check out the complete collection here — in NYC. True to Versace form, we don't expect anything less than amazing with a guest list that includes Jessica Alba, Selma Blair, Chace Crawford, Chloe Moretz, and Uma Thurman to name a few. Additionally, Prince and Nicki Minaj are also set to perform during show. But apparently, the collaboration almost didn't happen. Donatella turned down H&M's offer when they initially approached her two years ago. "I wanted to work to stabilize the main collection everywhere in the world,” said Versace. “We were strong in most places, but other places we had to work.” The designer also mentioned that she would like to dress Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, and Elizabeth Olsen. We'll be at tonight's show, reporting all the news from the red carpet, so be sure to follow us on Twitter! For now, check out a few more juicy quotes from Donatella's interview with WWD below.
- On singing on a soundtrack for the upcoming runway show: “It’s the funniest thing, because I can’t sing. I’m going to say, ‘Nicki and Prince, you’re time is over. It’s all about me!’”
- On Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj: “Of course, I love Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj. They’re not afraid to dare. It’s been awhile since someone went out there and didn’t listen too much to the marketing people. You still have to listen to them but not 100 percent.”