By Grazia International

How To Travel In Style, According To Donatella Versace

For one of the world’s most stylish globetrotters, packing is an art form—so take note...
Photo: Courtesy of Versace

1. Have a go-to airport look

Black, black and black—big sunglasses, a great coat—and a comfortable change of clothes for the plane.

2. Survive long-haul in style

I always travel with my team—they make life so easy for me. I am so spoilt. That and great moisturiser by Clé De Peau and lots of water—it’s so important to hydrate your skin.

3. Be organised (but you can still overpack)

I am a super-organised packer. I’m lucky to have some support with this—but if I am travelling I normally plan my wardrobe weeks in advance and pack in a very organised way. I am an overpacker! There, I said it!

Read more: Donatella Versace’s American Dream

4. 36 hours in LA?

I love Mr Chow. I love the small boutiques of LA—Chrome Hearts is a favourite, and specialist eyewear stores—I love vintage sunglasses. I am lucky to be very well-travelled. I also love China and can’t wait to return there.

5. Always travel with your nearest and dearest

I used to be able to travel with my dogs everywhere, but I can’t any more as they are getting older and need to take things a little easier these days… That’s why I love to be at my house on the Italian lakes with them—walking in the hills, swimming every day and lying in the sun. For me, this is home. I love to invite my friends to visit me and my children at the house. There is nothing better than taking care of those you love the most in a beautiful setting. I love the peace and quiet and the chance to switch off.

This story, edited by Donatella Versace, first appeared in GRAZIA UK, out now.