Va-va-va-Vunk! That’s Versace Punk, thank you, coined by thelady herself, and it was fabulous. Fabulous as in chips-all-in,over-the-top, brazen and absolutely, deliciously fearless. However manydays into this long fashion season, we’ve seen a little of wonderful, alittle of awful and a great deal of the unmemorable pleasant. Sitting inDonatella Versace’s high-gloss white tent (visibility a plus!) watchedover by a giant silver Medusa, who wouldn’t delight in the big,black-and-white zebra (or was it tiger?) intarsia mink coat withred-and-black spotted collar worn over black latex corset and jeans?Betcha that one won’t fade into the March 7th blur.


Versace is a house with a storied history and some highlyrecognizable fashion iconography, punk references included. Yet in apreview on Thursday, Donatella insisted this would be her vunk only.“It’s not reverential,” she said. “I don’t like to look back. I do,but…”

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