Ten Women of Color who changed the game at the Grand Divertissement a Versailles were recently honored with a documentary film…relive the times of 1973 where the black models were praised in Paris Versallies.
In "Versailles ‘73: An American Revolution" Deborah Riley Draper, executive director, tells the story of the historic Grand Divertissement a Versailles fashion show where the 11 black models helped blaze the trail to world recognition for five American designers (Halston, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Oscar de la Renta, and African-American designer Stephen Burrows) and prove that black is beautiful. (via huffingtonpost)
"The story is about more than just clothes. It’s about economics, race and politics as well. And the fashion aspect simply encompasses all of those things," said Draper.
CHARLIZE THERON in Christian Dior and jewels by Harry Winston
HALLE BERRY in Versace
STACY KEIBLER in Naeem Khan and jewels by Lorraine Schwartz
NAOMI WATTS in Armani Prive and Neil Lane Jewelry
JESSICA CHASTAIN in Armani Prive and Harry Winston jewels