Since Versace's debut in 1978, the brand has been defining pop culture through memorably stylish moments, including Jennifer Lopez's famous sheer green plunging-neck gown she wore to the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000.
Now the Italian luxury brand's contemporary line, Versus Versace, is banking on the rising solo career - and enviable style - of pop recording artist Zayn Malik. Announced today, the former One Direction member is collaborating with Donatella Versace to produce a menswear and womenswear capsule collection that will debut in May 2017.
This is not the first time Zayn has explored the fashion world. For his first-ever MET Gala, he wore an understated black suit with metal sleeves designed by Versace. In August, the "Pillow Talk" singer announced a collaboration with shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti that launches in January 2017.
"I think Versus has always been a very cool brand," Malik said in a statement, adding that he "always" wanted to design clothes, and is looking forward to working closely with Versace.
A portion of the net proceeds of the capsule collection will be donated to charity.
Thank you @donatella_versace for welcoming me into the @versus_versace family !
A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on Oct 12, 2016 at 4:27am PDT