3 posts tagged "Liza Minnelli"
2013 marks the fortieth anniversary of Le Grand Divertissement è Versailles, the runway battle royal that took place in 1973 between French fashion houses (Givenchy, Dior, Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent, and Pierre Cardin) and American designers (Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, and Bill Blass). Held as a fundraiser to restore the palace, the evening was attended by everyone from Andy Warhol to Princess Grace of Monaco, and, in addition to a bevy of couture, featured performances by the likes of Liza Minnelli and Josephine Baker (above).
But aside from being, perhaps, the most epic runway spectacle to date, Versailles marked the first time African-American models took a prominent place on the European fashion stage. Last night, in honor of the anniversary, and in celebration of Women’s History Month, the Fashion Institute of Technology hosted a screening of Deborah Riley Draper’s 2012 documentary, Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution. And the historic event’s stars, like Pat Cleveland (below, right), Billie Blair, Norma Jean Darden, and Bethann Hardison, among others, turned out for the film and a lively panel discussion. Continue Reading “French Castle, American Story” »
Actor Vincent Gallo is the new G-Star. The indie film star has been tapped by the line as the face of their Fall ’11 menswear campaigns, along with British actress Gemma Arterton, who was also in the Spring campaign. [WWD]
Actor and artist Dennis Hopper died in May 2010, but this month, his collaboration with Vans that started roughly 18 months ago finally hits Urban Outfitters stores. The ten-piece collection of boots, jackets, and graphic T-shirts featuring some of his photographs was completed by his daughter and the Hopper Foundation. [WWD]
We’ve already seen the multiple new covers of the latest issue of Love, featuring young, new faces like Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld. But the latest shoot to hit the Web features a star of slightly more vintage stock: Liza Minnelli, shot in black leather and fur by Terry Richardson. [Vogue.U.K.]
Julianne Moore reprises a recent role: the face of Talbots. The redheaded actress will be the star of the retailer’s Fall ’11 campaign, having first appeared in the label’s campaign for Spring ’10. [Racked]