Donatella Versace is a "workaholic".
The 60-year-old Italian fashion designer and current Vice President of the Versace Group has the stamina to work every day for a week so she can "anticipate" the upcoming trends and enhance the success of the luxury brand.
Speaking to Vogue magazine about the work ethic of the businesswoman, Versace's CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris said: "Donatella can work seven days a week, she's a workaholic. She embodies the DNA and has huge creative talent, so she is able to anticipate the trend and she herself is the trendsetter."
Donatella, who has taken hold of the Versus line of the fashion house for the past three years, is "always" on the go and regularly sources new designers to collaborate with.
He explained: "There is no question that [the designers] are talented, but they were always under her artistic direction. Our life would be easier if we didn't have this disruption, but Donatella is always cultivating designers from America, Africa, Korea - there are a lot of young designers and I am always sure she will choose well."