Thursday, August 29, 2013

1973: A Big Year in Fashion Too!

Can't get enough of 1973? Well here's another great opportunity to learn more about this pivotal year, as featured in our Now and Then: 1973 exhibit. 

It turns out  1973 was also a big year in the fashion industry. Tonight (August 29th) the Georgia Museum of Art will host a screening of the film, "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution" from 7-9PM (description below). For more information visit their website.

Our staff will be there -- along with some signage and promotion materials for our ongoing exhibit, and the associated programs we have lined up for September and October. Be sure to pick up some information there, or visit for updates on all of our events for the Big Year program series.

In November 1973, for the second time in history, the United States stormed France in an epic battle. Unlike D-Day, this one would pit the French haute couture establishment against innovative American ready-to-wear designers in a runway rumble for industry dominance. On the stage where Louis XVI married Marie Antoinette, in front of a who’s who audience of royalty, jet-set millionaires and icons including Princess Grace of Monaco, Andy Warhol, Christina Onassis and Josephine Baker, the American designers claimed victory. Filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper and a panel of influencers in fashion, history and pop culture will discuss the implications of this legendary event, the behind-the-scenes making of the film and the role of fashion in life. 2012, NR, 91 min.

This event is sponsored by Patricia Cloar Milsted in honor of Judith Ellis and the UGA Parents and Families Association.

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