Versace can always be counted on to bring some sex appeal to fashion week, but the SS23 show that took place overnight in Milan was something else entirely.

With cameos from Bella and Gigi Hadid (the sister duo who have been noticeably absent from fashion month so far), Em Rata and a hot pink closing look courtesy of Paris Hilton, the show was social media catnip. The collection itself — gothic, slinky, chock full of micro hemlines — was overarchingly dark and sultry, and with a beauty look to match.

Created by fashion week dream team Pat McGrath and Guido Palau, the brief was evocative, dramatic and purple (fittingly, the colour of royalty). McGrath used the rich hue on eyes and lips, creating fierce wings on some models and a bold lip on others. The eye in particular was tempered with deep turquoise and pops of gold, a regal look for Donatella’s army of supermodels.

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MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Gigi Hadid walks the runway of the Versace Fashion Show during the Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 on September 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Wireimage)

Hair, created by Palau, was either pulled back or worn out long and straight — the common denominator was slick, shiny and glossed to perfection.

Bold and rebellious, it was a collection for the ages, and further proof that Donatella’s Versace girl is one we all want to be.

Scroll on for a few of our favourite beauty moments from the SS23 collection.

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway of the Versace Fashion Show during the Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 on September 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Vittoria Ceretti walks the runway of the Versace Fashion Show during the Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 on September 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Wireimage)
MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Felice Nova Noordhoff walks the runway of the Versace Fashion Show during the Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 on September 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Wireimage)
MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Emily Ratajkowski walks the runway of the Versace Fashion Show during the Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 on September 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Wireimage)
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