Liza, Liz, Grace Kelly, and More on the Versailles Scene

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Elizabeth Taylor, Halston, and Liza Minnelli.
Elizabeth Taylor, Halston, and Liza Minnelli. Photo: Courtesy Flatiron Books

With press attention largely focused on the onstage antics, it’s easy to forget that 1973’s landmark Americans-versus-the-French fashion faceoff, the Battle of Versailles, also featured an A-plus-list crowd. Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Grace of Monaco were present to take in the transatlantic showdown.

Performers like Liza Minnelli (performing an adapted version of “Bonjour Paris”) and Jane Birkin were also among the revelers. Click through the slideshow to see some of the most-notable attendees from the jet-setting audience, as well as standout performers from the night.

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Elizabeth Taylor, Halston, and Liza Minnelli

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Princess Grace of Monaco

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Jane Birkin

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Liza Minnelli

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The audience assembled inside the palace.

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The American models walk the runway.

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Models onstage during the American portion of the show.

Liza, Liz, Grace, & More on the Versailles Scene