The Columbia Chronicle

Battle of Versailles recounted in new documentary

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 19, 2012

What began as an international exhibition in 1973 quickly became a historic fashion design contest that changed the trajectory ofrunway style while putting African-American models on the map.The story of the Grand Divertissement à Versailles, a legendary show that pitted French designers against their American counterparts, is chronicled in the documentary “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution,” which was released...

Protesters march to oppose NATO, several arrested

By Kaley Fowler

May 21, 2012

Several months of planning came to fruition on May 20 as thousands of protesters gathered and marched in opposition of the NATO Summit.In compliance with a permit issued April 4 by the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Coalition Against the NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda hosted an anti-NATO rally in Grant Park followed by a march to McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lakeshore Drive. Although order was maintained during the...

Galliano’s actions, statements shouldn’t affect his art

By Brianna Wellen

April 25, 2011

John Galliano’s showing at New York Fashion Week for Christian Dior this year drew critics’ eyes to his work, calling it “meticulous” and “incredible.” After reviewing the designer’s collection, they referred to him as “fashion’s greatest storyteller.” In January 2011, Galliano was fashion’s sweetheart, and the world waited with bated breath to see what dramatic, artistic turns his designs would take next...

High schools shouldn’t discriminate against same-sex couples

By Colin Shively

April 12, 2010

In Fulton, Miss., senior Constance McMillen approached her prom committee to purchase senior prom tickets for her and her date. However, according to Itawamba County Agricultural High School’s policies, she couldn’t attend the prom—because she wanted to bring her girlfriend.Then the high school did something radical and illogical; they cancelled the prom because a same-sex couple wanted to enjoy a night of dancing together an...

Recognizing a fashion legend, Marshall Field’s

By Sean Stillmaker

March 9, 2009

The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., held the second of a three-part series highlighting the role Marshall Field’s store had in the Chicago fashion scene.On March 3, Timothy Long, Chicago History Museum curator of costumes, hosted a lecture describing the contributions the store made in the fashion world.Marshall Field began his company after dissolving partners in 1881. The department store was then acquired by th...

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