Donatella Versace Gets Stuck in Elevator, Hosts LGBT Event

Talk about a fashion emergency.

Donatella Versace got stuck in an elevator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center on Friday night on her way to co-host an event for the organization with Dwyane Wade.

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Staffers at the center immediately called the fire department, but sources say the fashion designer’s security took care of things. “One of her security ripped open the doors,” an onlooker said.

Fortunately, the mishap didn’t stop the event from continuing.

Not only was it announced that Versace donated $50,000 to the center, but she was also named its first global ambassador.

“I feel so honored to be here tonight,” Versace said, after being introduced by Wade, adding, “It’s so emotional for me — but also because I was stuck in the elevator. I thought I was never going to make it to this roof, but I did. But it’s an honor to be here. But please, donate and vote.”

Wade also announced that his family – wife Gabrielle Union and daughter Zaya Wade joined him at the party – was donating $50,000. A few minutes later, Tinder CEO Faye Iosotaluno revealed that the dating app also was giving $50,000 to the center.

In his earlier remarks, Wade said, “We stand with our daughter. We stand with our community. We speak loud. We speak proud. And we lead and what we lead with is we lead with love…Everybody here today, I think we all have something in common and that one thing we have in common is we all want to be accepted. We all want acceptance.”

He continued, “That’s what it’s about for us. That’s why our voice will be loud to make sure this community, our community, continues to be accepted no matter how many times they try to throw dirt on us or stop us from continuing to grow.”

Zaya Wade came out as transgender in 2020. Not long after, her father offered advice for other parents raising a trans child while speaking to Variety at the Met Gala. “[Think of] the moment when you were in the hospital and you grabbed your daughter, and you looked at your daughter,” the former Miami Heat star said. “All the things that went through your mind and all the emotions that went through your mind. And how much love fills your heart at that moment. Don’t let that ever leave you, no matter what.”

Also spotted at the center event on Friday night were Billy Eichner, Kathy Griffin, Dylan Mulvaney, Raven-Symoné, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Symone and Valentina and “Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown.

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