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The Battle of Versailles : the night American fashion stumbled into the spotlight and made history

Author: Robin Givhan
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, [2016] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Conceived as a fund raiser for the restoration of King Louis XIV's palace, the world's elite gathered in Versailles' grand theater to view a fashion extravaganza of the best that French and American designers had to offer, while being entertained by Liza Minnelli and Josephine Baker. What they saw would forever alter the history of fashion. At the Battle of Versailles five Americans--Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Givhan
ISBN: 9781250062321 1250062322
OCLC Number: 908176012
Description: 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: In the wings --
French rules --
Copycats and salami --
Four gentlemen and a powerhouse --
Cities in flames --
Apostasy --
Disco balls and divas --
Stephen Burrows's world --
Insecurity and egos --
Muses, marijuana, and mayhem --
Waiting --
One night at Versailles --
Success stories and cautionary tales --
In our own way.
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The world's social elite gathered at the Palace of Versailles for an international fashion show. By the time the curtain came down , history had been made and the industry had been forever  Read more...

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It was a big deal when American Fashion went to Versailles who better than Robin Givhan to tell this captivating story?--Diane von Furstenberg" Reality TV has nothing on The Battle of Versailles. The Read more...

 
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