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Saturday, December 8, 2012

'Battle of Versailles' Models, Designers Reunite to Celebrate Landmark Fashion Show - ABC News


'Battle of Versailles' Models, Designers Reunite to Celebrate Landmark Fashion Show - ABC News

VIDEO: 40 years ago U.S. designers shocked everyone at Versailles by using black models.
ABC News


'The Battle of Versailles': Landmark Fashion Show Broke Racial Barriers, Showcased U.S. Designers



Nearly 40 years ago, a single fashion show put a new generation of designers on the map and a new kind of model on the runway.The fashion show now known as the "Battle of Versailles" was waged on a chilly night in France in 1973. The show, originally organized as a publicity stunt, pitted the old masters of French design against a team of bold U.S. upstarts, including Halston, Anne Klein, Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows and Oscar de la Renta.

1 comment:

  1. WoW I never knew! I wish they would do something like that nowadays! X Soraya www.lovesoyl.com

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