Columbia College Hosts Exclusive Chicago Film Premiere


Executive Producer and Director Deborah Riley Draper to Attend Nov. 13 Screening

CHICAGO (Oct. 22, 2012) – Columbia College Chicago hosts the exclusive Chicago premiere screening of “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution” on Nov. 13. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at Columbia’s Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

“Versailles ’73: An American Runway Revolution” recounts the historic night in 1973 that established a new world fashion order, as American ready-to-wear designers such as Anne Klein, Halston, Stephen Burrows, Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass, challenged French haute couture domination of the fashion industry and shattered the color barrier on the runway at the magnificent Palace of Versailles. The documentary has screened in Cannes, L.A., and New York City.

Deborah Riley Draper, the film’s executive producer and director, as well as co- producer Tamara Houston and executive producer Caralene Robinson, and film cast, including Mikki Taylor, Pat Cleveland, Norma Jean Darden and Charlene Dash, will attend the screening and reception immediately following.

A preview of the film as well as additional background information is available here:

“Versailles 73: An American Runway Revolution” Screening Information:

WHEN: 7 p.m., Nov. 13

WHERE: Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

ADMISSION: This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so advanced registration is highly recommended. RSVP here.

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Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts for nearly 11,000 students in 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit