Updated: Thursday, 03 July 2014 17:00 | By Bang

Donatella Versace carries keys to Gianni's home

Donatella Versace always keeps her late brother Gianni's house keys in her handbag wherever she goes.


Donatella Versace always keeps her late brother Gianni's house keys in her handbag wherever she goes.

Donatella Versace always keeps her late brother Gianni's house keys in her handbag wherever she goes.

Donatella Versace carries the keys to her late brother's home everywhere.

The fashion designer - whose sibling Gianni was murdered outside his Miami house in 1997 - feels more ''secure'' by having the keyring, which she was given after his death, in her bag wherever she goes.

She told Grazia magazine: ''I took those keys and I never gave them back. Having them with me makes me feel confident - secure.''

The 59-year-old Italian also ''always'' has a change of jewellery with her, but never takes precautions to keep the valuables secure as she doesn't think would-be thieves would expect her to carry such expensive goods in her handbag.

She added: ''I always have a change of jewellery in my bag. And no, I don't lock it. Nobody would ever think I would carry rings.''

The designer claims her bag is always heavy because she insists on carrying so much with her.

She said: ''I have the heaviest bag ever. First I put lipgloss in - that's very important. Then my iPad, three iPhones - two business, one personal.

''I used to carry three packets [of cigarettes] and maybe four lighters, but I quit. Now I have e-cigarettes.''

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