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Versace dismisses Lifetime movie as 'fiction'

8:38 PM, Oct 3, 2013   |    comments
Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace in Lifetime's 'House of Versace' airing Oct. 5. (Photo: Jan Thjis)
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Gina Gershon may be doing justice to Donatella Versace in playing the designer on upcoming Lifetime movie, but the fashion house is distancing itself from the project.

More: Gina Gershon as Donatella in 'House of Versace'

House of Versace is slated to make its debut on Saturday (8 p.m.).

But the real house of Versace tells Women's Wear Daily in a statement, "Versace has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV movie about Mrs. Versace."

The fashion house was not on board with the 2010 book by Deborah Ball, House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival, which was the basis for the TV movie.

conducted more than 220 interviews, including ones with Donatella and her brother, Santo, for the book, which


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