FUN FACTS: Oh What A Night
The Battle of Versailles
The event had rejuvenated fashion. Many older European designers began to see American designers as important players in the fashion industry. Impressed by the energy and music that the designers and their models had brought the show, the Americans had won this fashion battle. During the show African American models including Bethann Hardison, Billie Blair, Jennifer Brice, Alva Chinn, Norma Jean Darden, Charlene
Dash, Barbara Jackson, China Machado, Ramona Saunders, and Amina Warsuma sashayed down the runway that night captivating European audience members. Little did they know that their presences would have such a huge impact on the fashion industry.
If you ever happen to visit The Palace of Versailles, just remember that this night, that fashion helped in the restoration of the Palace.
* Fun Fact: The show was nicked named "The Battle of Versailles" because there happened to be a real competition between the French and American designers.