The start of the autumn/winter 2007 shows are upon us and Milan has been buzzing with male models and magazine types for the last couple...

The start of the autumn/winter 2007 shows are upon us and Milan has been buzzing with male models and magazine types for the last couple of days. One collection to gain serious press however has been from Versace where Donatella has toned down the signature party glitz to produce a sombre and restrained look as a serious mark of respect for the tenth anniversary of the death of her brother Gianni.

According to GQ.com though, the look's austerity has been inspired by the clothing of the Pope's 50-year-old private secretary, father Georg Gaenswein. Commenting on the collection, Donatella has said "I was thinking of an austere, severe and ethical man. I find Father Georg's austerity very elegant". The house has even named their  new style "priestly chic", though some slick and shiny evening suits showed that the Versace man is not planning on putting the party lifestyle behind him just yet.

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