On this day in fashion history

In 2001, Donatella Versace was successful in her bid to prevent a private investigator who claimed to have worked for her brother, the late Gianni Versace, from publishing a book about the legendary fashion designer. Donatella’s victory meant that 25,000 existing copies of The Spying Game by Frank Monte were shredded by its publishers Pan MacMillan. The book, which Donatella fought for over four years, was thought to be particularly offensive to the Versace family because it included Monte’s theory that there was a Mafia conspiracy behind Gianni’s murder.


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