THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES 1973 The House of Langston
THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES 1973 The House of Langston
THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES 1973 The House of Langston
THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES 1973 The House of Langston
THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES 1973 The House of Langston
THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES 1973 The House of Langston

THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES 1973

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The 1973 Battle of Versailles fashion show not only symbolized a seismic shift in the fashion industry but also marked a watershed moment in the recognition of American designers, who until then were often overshadowed by their European counterparts. However, beyond this acknowledgment, the event served as a powerful catalyst for the acceptance and celebration of black models and designers on the global stage. It shattered longstanding barriers and biases, propelling talents like Pat Cleveland, Bethann Hardison, Billie Blair, and Alva Chinn into the spotlight, while also spotlighting the visionary designs of Stephen Burrows, who worked for the prestigious fashion house Henri Bendel. This historic convergence of fashion, diversity, and philanthropy underscored a new era of inclusivity and innovation, forever altering the landscape of haute couture.

The House Of Langston Curated a digital piece to commemorate this I AM moment 

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