The designer helped introduce the actress to her model boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry

By Jeffrey Slonim
Updated March 19, 2008 02:00 PM
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Donatella Versace is known for designing beautiful clothing – but she’s also deserves credit for the beautiful union between new parents Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry.

“Of course, I was at the [photo] shoot when they met,” she told PEOPLE Tuesday at the launch of Versace Menswear at Barneys New York. “I know him very well. I pushed a little bit. I said, ‘Why don’t you go out together.’ I said it in front of them. It went well at the shoot.”

The shoot was for a Versace ad in November 2005 and was where the couple met. “It was a moment when both of them were single,” the designer added. “And they are both such nice people.”

Asked about Berry and Aubry’s newborn daughter, Nahla Ariela, Versace, who hasn’t yet met the baby, said she believes the little one is “fantastic looking. I cannot imagine a better looking baby than this one.”

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