'Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution' reveals the untold stories behind a night that changed the lives of Black models and American designers. 

Dominique Hobdy
Sep, 11, 2015

As New York Fashion Week gains steam, what better time to look back at one of the most iconic nights in fashion history?

We've come to love the biannual event that highlights the work of American designers and those from overseas alike, but it was the 1973 "Battle of Versailles" that put many of the most iconic American designers that we love today on the map. 

Logo Documentary Films reveals the untold stories of the night that American designers Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, Oscar de la Renta and Halston went against French heavyweights Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin and Emmanuel Ungaro in a runway battle to remember.  

From accounts by ESSENCE editor-at-large Mikki Taylor and Bethann Hardison to designer Steven Burrows and iconic model Pat Cleveland, viewers will get an inside look at the night that changed fashion. 

Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution debuts September 14 on Logo TV.

Catch a glimpse of the upcoming film above. 

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