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What Donatella Versace is splurging on this spring

Donatella Versace finds inspiration for her collections everywhere — even underwater.

She set her spring show in the imaginary sunken city of Versacepolis, with wet-haired models storming the sandy runway in the house’s vintage “Trésor de la Mer” sea-creature print. Her sparkling new women’s fragrance by EuroItalia, “Dylan Turquoise,” is also reminiscent of sea, shore and deep-blue skies.

With warmer weather around the corner, here’s a deeper dive into Versace’s sunny must-haves. 

“Lately I love the latest Dua Lipa album ‘Future Nostalgia.’ Dua is always such an inspiration: She’s so young and so talented, and, obviously, a ‘Very Versace’ woman.”

“Future Nostalgia” album by Dua Lipa, $14 at Amazon.com
“Future Nostalgia” album by Dua Lipa, $14 at Amazon

“I never use only one fragrance. My personal way of doing it is by mixing scented oils for the body with different types of fragrances so that the result is a bit different every day. I adore floral essences. I have literally hundreds of bottles of floral perfumes and oils in my home. We have just launched a new beautiful fragrance, ‘Dylan Turquoise,’ an ode to the sensuality of the Versace woman.” 

Versace “Dylan Turquoise” eau de toilette, $105 (100 ml) at Macys.com
Versace “Dylan Turquoise” eau de toilette, $105 (100 ml) at Macys

“Like everything else, I like to change, and I like new things. But I also respect traditions, and Bice in Milan has the most incredible food, and the waiter knows your order before you speak.”

Starters from $17, BiceMilano.it
Starters from $17, Bice Milano

“‘Trigreca’ sneakers are bold, unapologetic and will make you stand out in the crowd. So, my question is: Are you ready?” 

“Trigreca” sneakers, $775 at Versace.com 
“Trigreca” sneakers, $775 at Versace

“Personally, I love contrasts. In my house there are always elements and styles that are superimposed.”

“Jungle Animalier” silk cushion, $375 at Versace.com
“Jungle Animalier” silk cushion, $375 at Versace

“‘Becoming’ is essential reading.”

“Becoming” book by Michelle Obama, $33 at BarnesAnd Noble.com
“Becoming” book by Michelle Obama, $33 at Barnes and Noble.

“I do love mosaics.”

“I do love mosaics.” “Barocco Mosaic” print dress, $1,975 at 
Versace.com
Barocco Mosaic” print dress, $1,975 at Versace

“I love red roses.”

“I love red roses.” “Be Mine” floral arrangement with red roses, amaryllis and orchids, $275 at BanchetFlowers.com
“Be Mine” floral arrangement with red roses, amaryllis and orchids, $275 at Banchet Flowers

“Wearing Versace is a unique style choice.”

“Wearing Versace is a unique style choice.” “La Medusa” bag, $2,295 at Versace.com 
“La Medusa” bag, $2,295 at Versace 

“My favorite car is a Lamborghini.”

“My favorite car is a Lamborghini.” 2021 Aventador SVJ Roadster, from $573,966, Lamborghini Manhattan, 711 11th Ave.
2021 Aventador SVJ Roadster, from $573,966, Lamborghini Manhattan, 711 11th Ave.

“I love to be surrounded by pieces that have personal meaning for me, so the objects and works of art that I have all have stories attached to them.” 

“I love to be surrounded by pieces that have personal meaning for me, so the objects and works of art that I have all have stories attached to them.” Versace “La Mer” cup and saucer, $255 at BergdorfGoodman.com
Versace “La Mer” cup and saucer, $255 at Bergdorf Goodman

“I like the intimate atmosphere, so I often burn the new scented candles created in collaboration with Rosenthal.”

“Le Jardin de Versace” scented candle, $328 at Amara.com
“Le Jardin de Versace” scented candle, $328 at Amara