Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Screening of Versailles'73: American Runway Revolution

Join us for a documentary screening of 'Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution'
Jan. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us for a screening of "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution," a documentary written and directed by Deborah Riley Draper. "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution" recounts the Battle of Versailles, an iconic 1973 fashion show that pitted five French designers (Marc Bohan of Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Emanuel Ungaro) against five American designers (Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows, Halston, Anne Klein and Oscar de la Renta) to raise money to restore King Louis XIV's famed French palace.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition featuring the photographs of Bill Cunningham, "Grand Divertissement à Versailles," now on view through Jan. 29. The documentary’s subjects include fashion icons Stephen Burrows, Bethann Hardison, Marisa Berenson, Pat Cleveland, Grace Mirabella, Harold Koda, Dennis Christopher, Mikki Taylor and more. This screening is held courtesy of the director.

This event is free and open to the public.

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