Thursday, July 18, 2013

How Donatella Versace inspired Kristin Scott Thomas’s latest character (TELEGRAPH) BY BIBBY SOWRAY | 18 JULY 2013

Donatella Versace and Kristin Scott Thomas as Crystal Thompson Photo: Rex

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we're not sure that's how Donatella Versace will see this one.

The designer is said to have inspired the look sported by Kristin Scott Thomas in her role as "merciless and terrifying mafia godmother" Crystal Thompson in Only God Forgives .

The character has been described by the film's director Nicolas Winding Refn (the man behind the Gosling-fest that is Drive ) as "a cross between Lady Macbeth and Donatella Versace". Having seen Scott Thomas in character, we think it's safe to say Donatella inspired Crystal's look as opposed to murderous tendencies.

But when questioned about her use of Donatella as a point of reference, Scott Thomas has tried to backtrack.

"This is a huge mistake. Donatella Versace, I've heard she's the sweetest, nicest, kindest person in the entire world," the actress told The Cut , before taking out a shovel and beginning to dig.

"But what she's done is created this aesthetic that many, many, many women emulate. And you know, it was a pretty powerful thing to do, and her idea of glamour and beauty doesn't always work, and it certainly doesn't work on Crystal."

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