Picture this: the Palace of Versailles in the early ‘70s. The crème de la crème of French and American designers, including Oscar de la Renta and Yves Saint Laurent, showing couture creations. The person responsible for the extravagant event that effectively made American fashion artistically legit? That’d be public relations pro Eleanor Lambert.

During “The Making of a Fashion Designer,” author John Tiffany will discuss his latest book, Eleanor Lambert: Still Here, a biography of the famed fashion champion, who counted Bill Blass and Anne Kleine among her many creative clients.

Wed., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., 2011
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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