Versailles '73: Runway Revolution. "When a group of top African American models boarded a plane to Paris in 1973, they had no idea they would pull off fashion's biggest coup. Pitting the crème de la crème of French couture fashion against upstart American designers, the 1973 Grand Divertissement at Versailles was not only the first time French and American designers battled it out on the runway, but smashed the glass ceiling irrevocably for ethnic models in high fashion across the globe"
Marie Helene de Rothschild y Grace de Mónaco en 'Versailles ’73'
Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Jaunel McKenzie, Bethann Hardison, Kinee Diouf, and Shelby Coleman. The Versailles models of 1973