Ava DuVernay is unstoppable. The critically-acclaimed director just signed up for another big film that will have audiences and critics dying to see it.
DuVernay is co-writing and directing a film about one of the biggest moments in fashion, the story of the 1973 Palace of Versailles fashion show that put American designers, like late icons Oscar de la Renta and Stephen Burrows, on the map along with a ground-breaking number of African American models walking the runway. The film is based on fashion journalist Robin Givhan’s book The Battle Of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled Into The Spotlight And Made History.
This job comes after DuVernay’s announcement that she’s directing A Wrinkle In Time, Disney’s adaptation of the cult classic. And, the Selma director is also working on an upcoming OWN series called Queen Sugar.
We’re eager to see what DuVernay brings us this year.