Fashion Culture Book Signing: The Battle of Versailles

Wednesday, April 1, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

FC_2015_Battle-of-Versailles-Front-RGB-040414_300Robin Givhan, Pulitzer Prize–winning fashion critic for the Washington Post, presents her first book, The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled Into the Spotlight and Made History, the story of a 1973 face-off among 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 will follow the presentation.

All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call 74585, or email [email protected]

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