The SCAD Museum of Art presents "Grand Divertissement à Versailles, Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham", an exhibition featuring exclusive images from the 1973 fashion show "The Battle of Versailles" by the iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham.

"The Battle of Versailles" saw five preeminent French designers (Marc Bohan of Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Emanuel Ungaro) present collections alongside five important American designers of the time (Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows, Halston, Anne Klein and Oscar de la Renta) to raise funds for the restoration of the Palace of Versailles.

Before a 700-person audience of the world’s social and artistic elite —including attendees Princess Grace, Liza Minnelli, Josephine Baker and Andy Warhol — "The Battle of Versailles" established American fashion houses as an innovative, important counterpoint to the traditionalism of French design.

For more information, please visit the SCAD Museum of Art.


WHEN: Until February 5, 2017
WHERE: SCAD Museum of Art - 601 Turner Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401

SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401

Iconic 1973 French-American Fashion Show in Pictures at SCAD Savannah

When
09/15/2016
Where
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401
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The SCAD Museum of Art presents "Grand Divertissement à Versailles, Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham", an exhibition featuring exclusive images from the 1973 fashion show "The Battle of Versailles" by the iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham.

"The Battle of Versailles" saw five preeminent French designers (Marc Bohan of Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Emanuel Ungaro) present collections alongside five important American designers of the time (Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows, Halston, Anne Klein and Oscar de la Renta) to raise funds for the restoration of the Palace of Versailles.

Before a 700-person audience of the world’s social and artistic elite —including attendees Princess Grace, Liza Minnelli, Josephine Baker and Andy Warhol — "The Battle of Versailles" established American fashion houses as an innovative, important counterpoint to the traditionalism of French design.

For more information, please visit the SCAD Museum of Art.


WHEN: Until February 5, 2017
WHERE: SCAD Museum of Art - 601 Turner Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401

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