Donatella Versace is celebrating her first official visit to Russia in ten years by holding a private cocktail party at Versace’s newly renovated Moscow boutique today, Monday, 26th November, 2007.

Ms Versace, pictured above, is also participating in the International Herald Tribune’s Supreme Luxury’ conference (taking place Wednesday 28th November) as a guest speaker, where she will discuss her epic career as a designer as well as her views on Russia, fashion and style.

“I am really excited to come back to in Moscow after so many years particularly such a glamorous energy in the air,” she says. “Ten years ago, there were not nearly as many designer brands in Moscow as there are today and you can see that Russians now interpret fashion and luxury in a very sophisticated way.”

Versace ( was the very first fashion house to open a designer boutique in Russia back in 1991.