Anthony Vaccarello Tapped to Design Versus Versace's Next Collection
The Belgian designer will continue Versus Versace's quest of cool kid domination.
Anthony Vaccarello is officially on board to work with Donatella Versace for her next capsule collection of Versace's diffusion line, Versus Versace.
The 31-year-old Belgian designer fits right in for the job with his designs of skin-tight sexy, sultry dresses -- fitting for the brand of show-stopping sex appeal and star quality (think Angelina Jolie's right "leg" dress). The ready-to-wear and accessories collection will debut at a special event, with details to follow in 2014.
"I am so excited to be collaborating with Donatella on this collection for Versus Versace,” said Vaccarello in a statement. "Versace is a house that has always used extraordinary techniques to create its bold, contemporary fashion. I feel like we share a similar spirit, so for me it is a dream collaboration."
According to Vogue, Vaccarello has been obsessed with the fashion house since he was young. When they finalized the deal -- which took place over lunch in Gianni Versace's former apartment -- he expressed being "so emotional" when he inked the contract.
"Anthony’s clothes have everything that I love: they are sensual, dynamic, daring," said Donatella. "He is a natural, and has the confidence and talent to push fashion where he wants it and where it is relevant for today’s women. I can’t wait to collaborate with him, and to see Versus Versace through his eyes." Vaccarello's own collection has been seen on Gisele Bundchen, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kylie Minogue, to name a few.
Previous Versus Versace collections include designs by recording artist M.I.A. and British designer-of-the-moment J.W. Anderson, who is credited with reviving the formerly stale-ish label and turning it into a downtown staple. Heidi Klum, Hayden Panettiere, Darren Criss and Joe Jonas were among the stars to step out for Anderson's Versus Versace collection launch party in May.