The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan
The year was 1973. The setting: Versailles. The affair: An haute couture battle between five French designers (Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Emanuel Ungaro, and Pierre Cardin) and five American ones (Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Bill Blass, and Stephen Burrows). The resulting event is depicted in fabulous detail in Robin Givhan’s debut book.