Versace Names Lady Gaga Their Newest Model — and 9 Other Celebs Who Have Gone Before HerSuzanne Jannese
Versace has unveiled their new model for Spring/Summer 2014, and it is none other than Lady Gaga! The 27-year-old star will be featured in advertisements in magazines and on billboards across the globe.
“I am honoured that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign,” label director Donatella Versace said in a statement.
The Italian fashion house tweeted, “Versace proudly confirms @LadyGaga as the face of SS14 campaign shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott #VersaceLovesGaga.” Gaga responded with her delight at being chosen: “I’m so happy to be working w/ @Versace for the new Campaign! What do you wanna wear this Spring? #Donatella #famiglia.”
It seems the lovin’ is mutual, as Gaga has penned a track on her new ARTPOP album entitled simply, “Donatella.”
Versace is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses, designing and distributing luxury clothing, accessories, makeup, and home furnishings. Donatella has been creative director since 1997, when her brother (and founder of Versace) died.
Gaga isn’t the first star that Versace has featured in their advertising campaigns. If you take a look below, the slideshow features some of the famous faces who have modeled for the famous design house over the years…
Lady Gaga 1 of 10
Lady Gaga is to be featured on advertisements across the globe, wearing the fashion house's Spring/Summer 2014 designs. She is looking very Donatella Versace above...
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Patrick Dempsey 2 of 10
Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey modeled for Versace in 2007, shortly after he was runner-up in People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" award.
Madonna 3 of 10
Superstar Madonna modeled for Versace in both 1995 AND 2005.
Demi Moore 4 of 10
Actress Demi Moore was shot for Versace in 2005 by none other than Princess Diana's favorite photograher, Mario Testino.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers 5 of 10
Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was chosen as the face of the Versace men's collection for Autumn/Winter 2006 and Spring 2007.
Courtney Love 6 of 10
Courtney Love was shot by photographer Richard Avedon in 1998 for Versace.
Milla Jovovich 7 of 10
Actress and model Milla was featured in several Versace campaigns, with Gianni Versace once describing her as his "muse."
Halle Berry 8 of 10
Mom of two and Oscar-winner Halle Berry was featured in Versace's Spring/Summer 2006 campaign looking incredible...
Lil’ Kim 9 of 10
Lil' Kim was featured in Versace advertisements alongside fellow songstress Missy Elliott in the late '90s.
Christina Aguilera 10 of 10
Christina modeled for Versace in 2003, with a very pared down look, shot by Steven Meisel.
All photo credits: Pacific Coast News (except where indicated)