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Versace Isn’t Excited About Lifetime’s New Original Movie ‘House of Versace’

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Lifetime's new original movie, House of Versace, is slated to premiere this Saturday, to the delight of anyone who understands why a Lifetime movie is a genius vehicle for the Italian fashion label's scandalous, murderous past. Based on the the unauthorized biography House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival, which chronicles the Versace family's rise and fall and starring Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace, the movie promises to be deliciously trashy (trailer below). But when WWD reached out to Versace to ask whether they had any thought or reactions, the house sent back an icy reply: 

 “Versace has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV movie about Mrs. Versace. Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is based, the movie should only be seen as a work of fiction.”

Shouldn't be a problem: