In episode two of Netflix’s Halston, trend publicist Eleanor Lambert (Kelly Bishop) pressures Halston (Ewan McGregor) to take part within the Battle of Versailles Vogue Present in 1973. Though it is comparatively unknown outdoors of the model world, the Battle of Versailles switched up the business ceaselessly. That includes the perfect of American and French trend, the occasion was meant to be a fundraiser to restore the Palace of Versailles. It was a little bit of a faceoff as properly, with American designers Oscar de la Renta, Invoice Blass, Anne Klein, Halston, and Stephen Burrows going up in opposition to French icons Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Christian Dior, Emanuel Ungaro, and Marc Bohan. And sure, Josephine Baker and Liza Minnelli had been very a lot in attendance!
Evidently, the showcase actually did exist and primarily kicked off the custom of Paris Vogue Week. When you’re questioning if the costumes and designs in Halston are correct, have a look forward to see precise photos of every part that went down in Versailles in 1973.