A DVD that showcases an important yet little known development in fashion industry,shaping the business as it is now.It presents the epic battle that took place in November 1973 in Versailles between designers and people working in retail in general. On one side were the French bastions of haute couture: Yves Saint Laurent,Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, and Emanuel Ungaro. While on the other were a group of American “Ready to Wear” designers: Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, Oscar de la Renta and Halston.
What actually took place is no less what’s shaping the world of fashion today-the idea was to host an charity event in Paris at 1973, to restore Versailles with french and American designers taking part and showcasing their work.
What was not predictable was the ”battle” that was about to take place between formal,stylized European design and American style,fresh, informal, chic aka,the opposite.And the winner was America!All the above are being presented in the book along with interviews,images,backstage drama that culminated to the ”big-night”.There is a lot to learn about current fashion business by looking at its past and this DVD is sure to be a first hand fashion treasure.
The award winning documentary is directed by filmaker Deborah Riley. Grap it while its still available,its a piece of history.