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Michigan Avenue - 2016 - Issue 2 - Late Spring - Anna Chlumsky

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88 photography by rahi rezvani (donatella versace); courtesy of versace (runway) playful sportswear separates. Slick interpretations of the classic Palazzo bag, in shades of black, olive, and crimson, as well as platform shoes, add the perfect finishing touches. Supporting the collection is a new Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein and conceived by Versace, who says she was inspired by the concepts of empowerment and individuality. Featuring models Gigi Hadid, Raquel Zimmerman, and Natasha Poly in the foreground, with martial-arts expert Lukasz Grabowski gazing from the distance, the campaign was shot on the stark white salt flats of California's Death Valley. "This is the Versace woman today, an individual who is proud of her own character," says Versace of the striking images. As for the Versace woman of tomorrow? Without a doubt, the 60-year-old designer— who took over the house's crea- tive duties from her late brother Gianni, the company's founder, in 1997—already has a clear idea of where she's headed. "Versace is more than just a brand to me. It is family, and its DNA and traditions are in my blood," she says. "What interests me is taking those traditions and pushing them forward into the future." 935 N. Rush St., 312-445-9750; . "The versace woman Today is an individual who is proud of her own characTer." —donatella versace Hallmarks of the newest collection from Donatella Versace ( bottom left) include bold-as-ever patterns and colors and the now-ubiquitous (thanks to her) silhouette stunner: the cinched waist ( bottom right). Meet the new It bag for spring/ summer: Versace's large Palazzo Empire bag ($3,295). STYLE TASTEMAKER

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