Photograph of Bill Cunningham at New York Fashion Week by Noam Galai, July 15, 2015. Image courtesy of Getty Images Entertainment.

Gallery talk: Nancy North recollects the Battle of Versailles fashion show

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

SCAD Museum of Art, André Leon Talley Gallery

Savannah, GA

601 Turner Blvd.

Join us for a gallery talk with model Nancy North as she discusses the exhibition, "Grand Divertissement à Versailles: Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham," currently on loan to the SCAD Museum of Art from her private collection. As a model in the 1973 fashion show known as the Battle of Versailles, North has first-hand experience of the historic day depicted in the exhibition’s photographs. She will share personal stories, as well as her vast knowledge of the fashion industry, designers and artists in conversation with Alexandra Sachs, executive director of SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film and Atlanta exhibitions.

Continue the celebration with a lecture and reception immediately following:

"In the Spirit of the Man in Blue: Picture Taking on the Street"
Mangue Banzima discusses the legacy of Bill Cunningham
SCAD Museum of Art, theater
Thursday, Sept. 15, 6–7 p.m.

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 7–8 p.m.

The gallery talk, lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

"Grand Divertissement à Versailles: Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham"
Sept. 15, 2016–Feb. 5, 2017

The exhibition is free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members with a valid SCAD Card. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission.

Celebrating five years of excellence
This event is held in conjunction with the SCAD Museum of Art fifth anniversary celebration. For more information about the museum’s membership, exhibitions and history, visit scadmoa.org.