Last night, I attended Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution screening in conjunction with the “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair” exhibit currently showing at MODA. Friends and supporters enjoyed a champagne reception at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) before migrating over to a screening that took place at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Hill Auditorium.
Screening of the documentary was followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from the film and the historic fashion show including models, announcers and designers including Audrey Smaltz, Pat Cleveland, Stephen Burrows, Ramona Saunders, Deborah Riley Draper.
It was such an honor to watch Fashion Expert Audrey Smaltz go down memory lane with Ebony Fashion Fair!
Be sure to visit MODA October 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair honors the traveling fashion show that brought European couture fashions to the African-American community.
Organized by the Chicago History Museum and featuring iconic garments by Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, and others, Inspiring Beauty demonstrates how fashion became a vehicle for empowerment, pride, and achievement.
I wasn’t able to stay for the screening and panel discussion. Enjoy the fun pics of the VIP reception 🙂
Official Versailles 73 Trailer: