Donatella Versace says that Father “Gorgeous Georg” Gänswein, who serves as Pope Benedict’s personal secretary, is the inspiration behind the “priest chic” look of Versace’s fall collection, recently displayed on the runways in Milan. The press compares Gänswein, an amateur pilot, tennis instructor, and former ski instructor, to American movie stars because of his dashing looks, and some high-profile gay Italian TV stars claim that he is the Pope’s boyfriend.
“I was certainly inspired by him. I find his austerity very elegant. It is the right moment to show an ethical and spiritual man, free from all those pointless details. I also like Gregorian garb,” Versace told the Telegraph UK. She added that the “ideal man has biceps but ‘looks for his inside quality and trains it up, the muscles of the soul.'”
Yes, the Pope wears Prada, but his companion is more a Versace kind of guy.
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