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Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 7 September 2012 (USA)
In an era known for protests and sit-ins, the 1973 Grand Divertissement at Versailles, made a statement of its own - a fashion statement. The legendary event pitting the five lions of ... See full summary »
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In an era known for protests and sit-ins, the 1973 Grand Divertissement at Versailles, made a statement of its own - a fashion statement. The legendary event pitting the five lions of French couture Givenchy, Dior, Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin with five American designers Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows and Bill Blass created a cross-stitch of change across fashion, race, business and catwalks. When African American models Bethann Hardison, Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Billie Blair, Norma Jean Darden, Barbara Jackson, Jennifer Brice, Romana Saunders and Amina Warsuma boarded the plane to Paris, they had no idea they would help change the course of fashion and pull off its biggest coup. Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution tells this story. Written by Anonymous

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What a farce!
12 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I thought this would be interesting but I was wrong. The American designers highlighted for this event were mediocre at best compared to the French designers (who the hell is Stephen Burrows???) & how the Americans "won" that competition is beyond me. This was a progressive's dream - pushing unqualified & unattractive models into the spotlight because they're minorities to show off "people of color." I'm an American & proud of it but the French will always beat us when it comes to fashion. This movie is a joke!!!


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