|Dress and Hoodie (Vintage 70s, USA made by the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union); Boots (Diba); Bag (Mary Frances Collection)|
The Indianapolis Museum of Art showed Versaille '73 last week to a packed house that exploded with applause as the credits rolled. Participation in the Q and A session that followed with the film's writer and director, Deborah Riley Draper, was so vigorous it spilled over into the after-party hosted by the IMA's Fashion Arts Society. The discussion ranged from from lighthearted bits of gossip that didn't make it into the film to meaningful and thought-provoking dialogue on race and fashion in contemporary society.
I was fortunate to spend a little time chatting one on one with Ms. Riley Draper, and humbled when she told me I "killed it" in my vintage 70s ensemble! I was also impressed that so many attendees took advantage of the opportunity to don the "swanky early 70s attire" encouraged by the invitation. Some of the other looks were featured in the Indianapolis Star's coverage of the event, here.
If you have a chance to see the film, I highly recommend it. It's a really interesting commentary on politics, society (both French and American) and race, in addition to providing a glimpse into the genius of designers like Bill Blass, Halston, Stephen Burrows, Anne Klein, and Oscar de la Renta (the first two of whom are from Indiana). You can also learn more about the Fashion Arts Society and take advantage of opportunities to participate in future FAS events here.
|A still shot from the film, Versaille '73: American Runway Revolution|
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love the whole outfit!!! The bag is totally unique!!ReplyDelete