Noted fashion journalist Robin Givhan has just landed a deal to write about the historic “Grand Divertissement a Versailles” in 1973. Here is where models like Bethann Hardison and Iman were dressed by designers including Donna Karan and Stephen Burrows for a stylish battle.
Givhan’s book will be titled, “One Night at Versailles: The Fashion Showdown that Changed Everything,” and will be published by Penguin Press. The book promises “an in-depth look at how the ‘Grand Divertissement a Versailles’ set a diverse group of American designers against the lions of French fashion in a seismic cultural event and turning point in the history of American fashion.”
The book is scheduled to hit stores sometime next year.
See amazing photos of the reunion of the models and designers behind the grand event here.