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Versailles '73:
american runway revolution

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Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution explores the legendary fashion show battle at the Château de Versailles in 1973. Featuring insights from '70s icons and current industry insiders including Stephen Burrows, Pat Cleveland, Cameron Silver, Bethann Hardison, China Machado, Marisa Berenson and more, the film takes the viewer back to the famed gilded palace in the early 1970s for the legendary November 28th fashion face-off that pitted five American designers (Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta and Halston) against five French designers (Yves St. Laurent, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, and Emanuel Ungaro).

WRITTEN, DIRECTEd, and produced BY

Deborah Riley Draper


Deborah Riley Draper, Michael A. Draper, Caralene Robinson

narrated by

Cameron Silver


Stephen Burrows, Bethann Hardison, Marisa Berenson, Pat Cleveland, Grace Mirabella, Harold Koda, Dennis Christopher, Mikki Taylor

2013 African American Film Critics Association Awards Best Documentary

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"The historic event has been lovingly, accurately (and humorously) captured by Deborah Riley Draper."


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