Runway Battle Documented in New Film Versailles ’73


Le Grand Divertissement à Versailles is the subject of the new film Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution. “When you look at the documents, they were like, ‘We’re going to war,'” Riley said. That may explain their groundbreaking decision to cast black models for their portion of the show. “To actually have an exhibition with 12 African-American models at one time, in one show, in a palace in France, representing the United States and representing our fashion industry, is legendary — it’s historical,” said Riley.

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