HAUTE TO TROT: Donatella Versace, whose one-off line with H&M hits stores Thursday, hasn’t forgotten about the other end of the price spectrum. On Tuesday, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture issued a one-line press release saying Versace is back on the official couture calendar in January. According to sources, the Milanese house will show on the first day, Jan. 23, in the first time slot.
Versace last appeared on the official couture calendar in January 2004. The firm never discontinued this category, opting instead for low-key still-life presentations with sittings editors only. A Versace spokesman had no comment on the development.
This story first appeared in the November 16, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.