Our namesake, Anne Klein, has participated in a number of iconic events throughout the history of fashion. From developing the first modern and sophisticated fashion line for women to her COTY award, there’s no shortage of incredible milestones to choose from.
However, one of her more interesting events was the Battle of Versailles fashion show.
With 2023 being the 50th anniversary of this iconic event, we recently took part in a panel celebrating the Battle of Versailles with our valued partner, Jasmine Tookes. The panel, titled “Battle of Versailles 50: The Making of Fashion History”, featured a distinguished group of guests, including:
Designer Stephen Burrows, the last surviving designer from the original ten, one of the five American designers and the sole African-American trailblazer in the group
Trailblazing models Alva Chinn and Pat Cleveland, whose legendary modeling styles revolutionized the catwalk
Nicole Fischelis, a native Parisian, ranked amongst the top 50 most influential figures in fashion