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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, N.Y. : Flatiron Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Conceived as a fundraiser 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: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Givhan, Robin.
Battle of Versailles.
(DLC) 2014040369
(OCoLC)881437168
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Givhan
ISBN: 9781250053855 1250053854
OCLC Number: 905250740
Description: 1 online resource (310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
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.
Responsibility: Robin Givhan.
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Conceived as a fundraiser for the restoration of King Louis XIV's palace, the world's elite gathered in Versailles' grand theatre to view a fashion extravaganza of the best that French and American  Read more...

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