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For centuries, French designers dictated what was à la mode in most of the Western world. Trends in fashion started — and ended — there, spreading to out shops and pattern books around the world. In 1973, French and American designers staged a friendly, but high-stakes, show that would change perceptions of race, sexuality and identity within and beyond the fashion world. We talk with Robin Givhan about why that legendary event continues to reverberate today.
- Robin Givhan Author, "The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History;" fashion critic, The Washington Post
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