Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced – Exhibit Opens on 22 March 2013, NYC

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*.

Stephen Burrows Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at the Audi Forum at

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


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