Donatella Versace Can Give Up Cocaine But Not Heels

Famous Italian designer Donatella Versace gave up cocaine on her daughter's 18th birthday, but said at the time that there was one habit she couldn't kick, and that's wearing heels! In the lead up to Versace's collaboration with high street retailer H&M, Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani wrote a short profile piece for Newsweek on how Donatella turned to drugs when times got hard, only to turn things around during a party for a daughter's birthday. Franca, who is one of Donatella's closest friends, wrote:
As things got worse, Donatella turned increasingly to cocaine, which made her manic and irrational. The turning point came in 2004, when a party thrown for the 18th birthday of her daughter Allegra became an intervention for Donatella, who flew to rehab that night with minimal fuss. “The only thing she complained about,” [Franca] Sozzani says, “was not being able to wear high heels. She said, ‘I can give up anything, but not my high heels.’ She’s totally ironic and self-aware.”

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