That Donatella Versace has yet to receive her own E! True Hollywood Story always kinda surprised us. In the meantime, we’ll settle for a little chick lit. Seems the designer is getting the Kitty Kelley treatment, courtesy of Deborah Ball’s House Of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival, out today. Among the journo’s juicier allegations: following a memorial service for her late brother, Versace hit the slopes and a lot of powder with drug buddies Courtney Love and Christopher Ciccone.
Yves Saint Laurent is also the subject of a designer tell-all, penned by Marie-Dominique Lelièvre. Saint-Laurent: Mauvais Garçon chronicles the reclusive couturier-cum-addict’s “Judy Garland Syndrome,” alleged misogynistic streak and penchant for dangerous sex. Predictably, longtime partner Pierre Bergé dismissed the book, calling it “gossip.” Suffice it to say we won’t be seeing anything as salacious come March, when the Bergé-approved Yves Saint Laurent, Haute Couture, l’Œuvre intégral, 1962-2002 drops at Colette.