Thanks to Jessika who provided some interesting articles below, I found out Carolyn was sort of a muse for Gianni Versace. This is what Donatella had to say about her, and it’s very sweet:
“When John was starting George, he was coming to Milan a lot and stopped in Gianni’s office very often. But I first met Carolyn about four years ago, when she came to Milan with John and spent time with me and Gianni on Lake Como. She was very similar to my brother, both entertainers. Gianni would usually go to bed very early, but Carolyn kept him up. Of course, I was a little envious of her, too — who wouldn’t be? She said, “I’m never going to give up my friends, but at the same time, I will be the best wife for John.” She said John had a completely open mind about her fashion friends, who were different from his friends. He adored her personality, her outlook on life.
Any entrance Carolyn made, she made a statement. Apart from the clothes she wore, she had a way of moving her head and smiling, and her eyes were so expressive, she would always seem to be looking right at you. I thought that if anyone could take the place of his mother in the family, it could be her. After Gianni died, we went to a beautiful dinner at the home of Countess Crespi. You couldn’t smoke inside it, so Carolyn and I went upstairs and smoked in the balcony outside, and then we couldn’t get back in. The door had locked. John finally came by looking for her and he let us out.
Recently, I saw her in my shop on Fifth Avenue. I said, “Carolyn, what are you doing here?” I never saw her more happy. She was full of projects. I was making fun of her, saying, “What do you do all day, sit at home just waiting for the next party? That’s not you.” She said, “You just wait and see.”
The only two HQ photos are the first and second ones.