Following the news that Stella McCartney and Maria Grazia Chiurri will be honored at the Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski, the British Fashion Council has just announced the next major recipient at next week's ceremony: Donatella Versace, who will receive the Fashion Icon Award.
It's a fitting time for Donatella to be honored with such a prestigious prize: she has undoubtably made this year, which happens to be the 20th anniversary of her brother Gianni's death, her own. She payed tribute to Prince at Versace's Spring 2017 menswear show, dressed Lady Gaga for the Super Bowl, and offered a stunning homage to her late brother for the brand's Spring 2018 show, sending his iconic prints down the runway on the supermodels he championed (and who have championed the house). 2018 also marks the 40th anniversary of the brand.
Donatella has also made a declaration of dedication toward a greener future at house Versace, bringing in an outside company, Nativa, to help establish sustainability goals and practices within the company.