Ava DuVernay is set to direct HBO Films’ account of an infamous fashion show that took place at the Palace of Versailles in 1973, based on the book from fashion journalist Robin Givhan. DuVernay is co-writing the screenplay with 2014 Hit List scribe Michael Starrbury.
Browsing: THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES
The true story of a fashion show that took place in 1973 pitting the top French designers against the unknown upstart American designers. It resulted in a victory for the Americans, but also broke racial barriers as the Americans brought out 10 African American models – the likes of which had never been seen on a French couture runway.