The Rags to Riches to Rags Story of Versace Even if you don't like Couture fashion this is a very interesting story of excess, drug abuse, and the fall of one of the most successful designers in the world. http://www.newsweek.com/id/221454 In my late 30's I decided to get into shape so I could fit into a Versace dress. It wasn't wildly expensive but not cheap either. I worked and worked at it. Finally got down to the size I was when I was a fetus. Between a 4 and a 6 and would be able to fit in the stretchy Versace I wanted. Then I got pneumonia, gained weight, became broke, and that dream went out the window. After reading about Donatella's problems, (even with all her money, she had problems) I decided that many times too much money creates boredom. I asked myself, Did I really want so much money that I would become bored with life?" My answer, "HELL YES. LET ME TRY IT." But I wouldn't be bored. I would use it all up to do good around the world and have fun too. Just give me a chance. I'll start trying to get down to that size 6 again tomorrow. Right after my pizza.