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Award-winning fashion film Versailles ’73 comes to Boston Fashion week

VERSAILLES ’73: AMERICAN RUNWAY REVOLUTION”

To Screen During Boston Fashion Week

September 4, 2014 (Atlanta, GA) – Coffee Bluff Pictures and Tugg, Inc bring critically acclaimed documentary film, Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution to Boston Fashion Week for a special screening on October 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Landmark Kendall Square Cinema. Tickets are available at http://www.tugg.com/events/11034.  Director Deborah Riley Draper will conduct a Q&A immediately following the film screening.  The first 50 ticket purchasers will receive an invitation for a special pre-screening meet and greet.

Directed, written and produced by Deborah Riley Draper, Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution, follows the iconic fashion face-off at the Palace of Versailles on November 28, 1973. Initially conceived as a benefit fundraiser by American fashion publicist and fashion week creator Eleanor Lambert, the fashion event became a fierce competition between French haute couture designers Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, and Emanuel Ungaro—and a group of eager American designers—Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, and Halston.  The evening became ready-to-wear’s iconic coming-out party, putting American designers at the forefront of international and contemporary fashion and is brought to life in the documentary.

The film has been recognized at the Elle Croatia Fashion Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyards African American Film Festival, Denver DocNights, American Documentary Film Festival.  The film features never before seen archival footage and commentary by some of the fashion industry’s most respected names including Boston native and runway legend Alva Chinn, fashion designer Stephen Burrows, legendary model Pat Cleveland, actress/style icon Marisa Berenson, actor Dennis Christopher, fashion scholar Harold Koda, fashion and beauty editor Mikki Taylor and many others.

About Deborah Riley Draper

Deborah Riley Draper is an advertising executive and filmmaker.  Her debut film Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolutionreceived acclaim from critics and fans alike, including The New York Times, LA Times and Harper’s Bazaar.  Her new projectOlympic Pride, American Prejudice takes a different look at the 1936 Olympics and the role 18 black athletes played in changing not only the gold medal count but the misconceptions of race on both sides of the Atlantic.

About Coffee Bluff Pictures

Coffee Bluff Pictures is an Atlanta-based independent film venture created to develop, produce and distribute compelling stories that bring shed light on the life and stories of the under-represeted.

About Tugg

Founded in 2012, Austin-based Tugg gives audiences the power of choice in moviegoing, by bringing an on- demand experience to local theaters.  Tugg is at the forefront of technology in crowd-sourced film distribution.

For more about the film, visit: http://www.versailles73movie.com/ 

 



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