Revered designer, known for his use of shapes, color, and draping, Stephen Burrows is set to have his first major retrospective, Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced, open tomorrow, Friday, March 22nd at the Museum of the City of New York*.
As the first African-American designer to gain major recognition for his innovative work that defined a generation, Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced will encompass the period from the 1960s through the 1970s.
I’ve had the pleasure to cover Burrows’s Fashion Week shows, and I have been blown away every time. I love his use of color, shapes, graphic lines, and fabric, which always seem to drape so elegantly, yet give a hint of seductiveness, without being trashy.
Here’s a video interview/fashion show I did of him during his Spring/Summer 2012 collection in September 2011:
Here’s to a true gentleman, who knows how to make a lady look and feel hot.
*The Museum of the City of New York is open seven days a week, 10am-6pm, and located at:
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029