Whether it is songwriters running out of lovers, seasons, or woe-stricken reasons, or designers short of public campaigns, one can’t tell. But I hope that it is neither in the case of Lady Gaga’s ode to Donatella Versace. The pop icon has created a serenading song on the Versace queen, and the designer claims to be flattered with, “I would like to thank Gaga for her geniality, creativity, incredible talent, and super bitchiness. I am honored to be her friend, and of course, I love the song!”
“Donatella, maybe she’s a bitch, maybe she’s too skinny, maybe she’s too rich, maybe she’s too out there. Or, maybe she’s brilliant, maybe she’s intelligent, maybe she’s strong, maybe she’s everything, maybe she’s Donatella.” We don’t so much know what she is or isn’t, but what we do know is how “gaga” over her, the fashionable singer is and by default, her ‘little monsters’ army as well. According to Lady Gaga, the song is her love letter to the platinum blonde fashion idol and will feature in her upcoming album ARTPOP.
While Jay Z may have had a song about another fashion-great, Tom Ford, the ‘poker face’ hitmaker explains with a not-so-poker face, “It’s not so much about Donatella as a brand as it is Donatella, the person; about me as a person; that idea of what the public wants from you…It’s about being a fearless female and not caring what people say about you – being proud of who you are and walking the walk no matter what.” Clearly, the pages of modern-day literature have turned and gone by their flipping, song dedication, and not imitation seem to have become the new best form of flattery.
[Via – Vogue]