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Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution Screening & Panel

February 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Versailles 73

Please join Inspire N Style for an exclusive, one-night only screening of Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution in Dallas in honor of Black History Month. Join in as we celebrate the impact of black models within the fashion industry and their international revolution of the runway via the infamous Battle of Versailles between French and American designers in 1973.

After the film, listen in as Inspire N Style Editor in Chief,Leah Frazier and local Dallas runway experts pose a Q&A panel as they discuss the journey of black models in fashion then, and how it has made a tremendous impact on the industry as of now. Panelists include: Catalogue/Commercial Print Model, Ro Foster; Fashion Historian and owner of Vintage MartiniKen Weber; Runway and Kim Dawson Model Carlotta Lennox; and Former Model/Owner of RSC ProductionsRhonda Sargent Chambers.

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Film Bio: 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.


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