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Kansas City Metropolitan Gala: V'73 - Night of the Stars

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Unity Village Auditorium

1901 Northwest Blue Parkway

Unity Village, MO 64065

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THE EVENT
Once upon a time in 1973 in a land called France, there was
a palace. The palace was called Versailles. The Palace of
Versailles was in need of restoration, so fairy Godparents,
Eleanor Lambert and curator Gerald Van der Kemp decided
to raise money for the restoration. This fundraiser would be a
fashion show which pitted French designers: Yves Saint
Laurent, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Dior and
Hurbert de Givenchy against American designers: Oscar de
la Renta, Stephen Burrows, Halston, Bill Blass and Anne
Klein along with assistant Donna Karan.

There was 700 in attendance with great entertainment from
Liza Minnelli and Josephine Baker, the event was legendary.
The Parisian designers viewed their competitors as mere
sportswear designers. The American designers used an
unprecedented number of Black models for the time, eleven.
The Americans stole the show.

The Kansas City Metropolitan Gala would like to honor these
legendary designers and models at our inaugural red carpet
gala. The festivities will include: Celebrity Host, Fashion
Show, Documentary viewing, Cocktail hour, Dinner, Awards,
Live entertainment and much more.

This will be a legendary night with legendary stars.

For more info visit http://kcmetgala.org.

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