Fashion Culture: Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution Q&A

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Fashion Culture: Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution Q&A

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On Thursday, October 10, 2019, MFIT showed a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution. The film recounts the 1973 “Battle of Versailles” fashion face-off between American and French designers at Chateau de Versailles that catapulted African American models onto the European stage and made a name for American designers overseas. Following the screening, director Deborah Riley Draper, was joined by designer Stephen Burrows, and models Alva Chinn, Norma Jean Darden, and editor Mikki Taylor for a conversation about the film.

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The Museum at FIT

Date Created

2019-10-10

Date Issued

2020

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42:56

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