Colin Firth will hand over the prize on Sept. 1 in Venice during the city’s international film festival.
Investments were mainly channeled into the group’s retail network.
Mars said that he was inspired by the designer in the creation of his “Versace on the floor” hit.
The Blackstone Group says it fully supports Donatella Versace as creative director.
For months, rumors have had Riccardo Tisci about to sign on at Versace. With talks seeming to have hit a snafu, the notion remains a provocative idea. But is it a good one?
Guests including Leonardo DiCaprio, Uma Thurman and Donatella Versace attended the event, held in a hanger at a private airport in Cannes.
“This is like having a kiss for the first time — this is big,” explained the singer Sunday at a party hosted by Harper’s Bazaar and American Express.
The show will hinge on the murder of Gianni Versace.
“This is the first time I’ve ever met her. Isn’t that funny? It’s part of a magical thing,” Johansson said.
Retailers weigh in on Riccardo Tisci’s appointment at Versace, voicing surprise that the union wasn’t yet official.