Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
Los Angeles' fashion and entertainment elite gathered on Wednesday, July 25th to celebrate a premiere screening of the new documentary film, "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution." Presented by Glo.MSN.com and Coffee Bluff Pictures, the invitation-only event, hosted by beauty icon Mikki Taylor and fashion historian Cameron Silver, was held at the ultra exclusive Soho House in West Hollywood, California.
Guests in attendance included Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, fashion designer and Dior head creative director Raf Simons, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, fashion designer David Meister, actress Garcelle Beauvais, fashion designer Kevan Hall, Decades boutique co-owner Christos Garkinos, fashion designer Magda Berliner, Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Tilly, fashion designer Juan Carlos Obando, socialite Sutton Stracke, Creative Artists Agency executive Ryan Tarpley, fashion designer Camilla Staerk, and celebrity stylist Tanya Gill, among others.
"This film is a confluence of my favorite things -- fashion, history, New York, Paris, and the project is a labor of love. I am thrilled with the tremendously positive reception from Hollywood’s fashionistas and film influencers. To have their support means so much to me and my team," said filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper, executive producer and director of "Versailles '73."
Up next, the documentary will screen August 9th at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, where the film is nominated for three awards, including the HBO Best Documentary category. Upcoming premiere screenings will be held in Atlanta, New York, and Chicago.
About the film:
In an era known for protests and sit-ins, the 1973 Grand Divertissement at Versailles, made a statement of its own – a fashion statement. The legendary event pitting the five lions of French couture – Givenchy, Dior, Ungaro, Yves St. Laurent and Pierre Cardin, with five American designers – Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows and Bill Blass, created a cross-stitch of change across fashion, race, business and catwalks. When African-American models Bethann Hardison, Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Billie Blair, Norma Jean Darden, Barbara Jackson, Charlene Dash, Jennifer Brice, Ramona Saunders and Amina Warsuma boarded the plane to Paris, they had no idea they would change the course of fashion and pull-off its biggest coup. “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution” tells this story.
For more information about the film, visit http://www.versailles73movie.com. For press inquiries, contact Joseph Babineaux of Perspective Public Relations (323) 389-6130 or joseph(at)perspective-pr(dot)com.