Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stephen Burrows

Alva Chinn“Oscar put it so well,” said Alva Chinn, a model whose long career in many ways began that night at Versailles. “He said, ‘You know, it was you girls, the music and just your energy and your presence and the way you work that shifted everything.’ There was a freedom then that doesn’t exist in many realms in our culture anymore, unfortunately.”

Oscar De La Renta
Pat Cleveland with Sterling St. Jacques 1977Liza Minnelli and American runway models belt out “Bonjour, Paris!” at the Grand Divertissement à Versailles in 1973. The event put American fashion on the international map.Looking Back at American Fashion’s Coming-Out Party - GUY TREBAY

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