Donatella Versace has described dressing former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama as one of the “proudest moments” of her career.
Amid the coronavirus lockdown, the Italian designer is using her free time at home to catch up on reading and organise her collection of photos.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Donatella announced that she will be sharing some of her favourite snaps on the platform over the coming days, and kicked off the concept by posting an image of former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle waiting to welcome Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to the White House in October 2016.
“It was my deepest honour to dress the First Lady of the United States in Atelier Versace on the occasion of the state visit of the Prime Minister of Italy,” the 64-year-old wrote in the caption. “Mrs Obama chose this wonderful rose gold chainmail for her dress. It was the perfect choice and she looked stunning as she walked out onto the steps of The White House and simply shone alongside the President.
“It remains one of the proudest moments of my career and like many, I miss them both very much.”
Donatella’s post quickly racked up over 10,000 likes, with many of her followers praising Michelle’s bold fashion choice.
“Absolutely magnificent creation! Couldn’t have chosen a greater woman to wear this dress!” one user wrote, while another added: “She looks POWERFUL AND STUNNING!!! Best dress ever!!!”
In recent days, Donatella has been sharing regular updates on Instagram, and in one post, explained how she was keeping in touch with her design teams via virtual chat.
“I love to see and interact with my teams, they make me laugh and sometimes it’s almost like we are all together again,” she added. “But remember this today: you are not just working from home. You are home in a crisis, trying to work. Do your best!”
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