Donatella started to work for her brother Gianni in the late 1970s, serving as his muse and adviser. Then she became the designer for the companys Versus line in the 1980s. After her brother was murdered, in 1997, she became creative director of the Versace Group. Donatella made sure that Versace shops would be on different fashion centers around the world, particularly Milan and New York. Top celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Madonna have endorsed the companys collection of clothes, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings.