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Review: Lifetime's 'House of Versace' does high drama in style
Review: Lifetime's 'House of Versace' does high drama in style

There are a number of things one might want or expect from a TV biopic about designer Donatella Versace starring Gina Gershon and Raquel Welch. And none is subtlety, complexity or an enlightening look into the mechanics of the fashion world. "House of Versace," premiering Saturday on Lifetime, does not disoblige. Arguments and tantrums in Italian accents, on the other hand, the main character sloppy on drugs, a make-or-break challenge leading to a sentimental feel-good finish? Check, check and, yes, check. "If I hadn't quit school to come help you, you'd be Gianni Versace, the best-dressed costumer at the opera house in Reggio Calabria," resident muse and...

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