How Prince's Unreleased Music Showed Up on the Runway for Versace

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19:  Musician Prince performs on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

How Prince's Unreleased Music Showed Up on the Runway for Versace

Donatella shares an incredible story about the late icon.

Published June 20, 2016

Prince lives on in the hearts of his friends.

Donatella Versace, the iconic fashion designer, was close friends with the musician and used the runway presentation of her Spring 2017 menswear collection to pay tribute. Not only was the Purple One's style a huge influence on the fashion, but a number of his never-before-released hits provided the show's soundtrack as well.

The collection blurs the line between masculine and feminine, just like Prince so masterfully did. To go one step further, Donatella played a number of Prince classics, and several unreleased tracks as the models walked the runway. She explained, "He sent me those songs five months ago. he sent me music all the time. People look for the vault - I am the vault!"

A statement from the brand read, "Donatella would like to use this special occasion as an opportunity to share this incredible music from a dear, and much missed friend." She also dressed like Prince, wearing a deep purple suit, and black ruffled blouse.

Clearly, Prince's legacy and influence isn't going anywhere.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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