STEPHEN BURROWS in VERSAILLES ’73: AMERICAN RUNWAY REVOLUTION.
The event started as a fundraiser orchestrated by fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert to raise money to restore the Palace of Versailles but became a fierce competition. The extraordinary evening left an unforgettable imprint on the fashion industry and forever changed fashion history. America with great clothes and a color barrier-breaking collective of Black models who sashayed down the runway, won over the crowd and secured American fashion’s place on the world stage.
May 16- Film Screening and Panel Discussion at The Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced exhibition.
Antique Print Metals: Gold Silver Platinum Mercury Copper Tin Lead 1920s Mineral Geology at CarambasVintage
Everyone on the planet who is aware of the tragic events ten years ago today has in some way acknowledged this anniversary. As with anything so charged, there are extremes–on one end we have pious and patriotic outpourings, while at the other end of the spectrum it’s an opportunity to decry conspiracies of the military-industrial complex.
Those mystically-inclined among us would suggest stepping back from either extreme and using this anniversary as a chance to probe the collective consciousness that surrounds this event in the hazy boundaries between past, present and future.
Visionary artist Alex Grey provides the perfect entrance. His 1989 painting, “Gaia,” depicts the twin towers amid two ominously hovering airplanes on the dark side of a light/dark contrast.
Written by Ben Cook