Fashion Culture: The Battle of Versailles: Robin Givhan in conversation with Patricia Mears

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Fashion Culture: The Battle of Versailles: Robin Givhan in conversation with Patricia Mears

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Robin Givhan, Pulitzer Prize–winning fashion critic for the Washington Post, presents her first book, The Battle of Versailles, the story of a 1973 face-off between five American designers—including Halston and Oscar de la Renta—and five French designers (Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin among them). Buoyed by a decision to use ten African American models (unheard of then), the underdog Yanks pulled off a victory, cementing American fashion as a major player on the international stage. A book signing followed the presentation.

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The Museum at FIT

Date Created

2015

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58:19

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