within the audacious halls of Versailles,
Black models set a hip precedent,
for the first time en masse.
...they made haute couture hip.
France's finest: Yves St. Laurent, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Emanuel Ungaro and Pierre Cardin — designers known for being elegant, traditional, proper.
And America's freshest: Anne Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Halston, Stephen Burrows, were all showcased at this star studded, socialite crawling, jet setter teeming fashion experience of vogue proportions.
The spectators were amazed, unable to describe the essence that rendered this runway show particularly striking.
Sandi Bass, one of the Black models presented on the runway that day...
That cool, indescribable je ne sais quoi?
Well that my friends,
that's simply called being Black.
We just be cool like that sometimes.