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Stephen Reflects on Past & Present at SCAD

This weekend, the Savannah College of Art and Design honored Stephen Burrows with the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award. His dresses, a huge hit in the 1970s, were able to perfectly capture the zeitgeist of the time: Technicolor jersey designed to dance the night away.

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Stephen Burrows Returns with his 3rd Barbie Doll Nisha!

Stephen Burrows returns with his third fabulous Barbie®doll.  Nisha™ wears a dress featuring a one-sleeve design and countless sparkling, silvery sequins. A dramatic black ruffle and matching train create drama. Long silvery chandelier earrings and strappy sandals surprise with “gem” accents. Inspired by Mr. Burrows’ own Native American heritage, Nisha™ is named for the Cherokee word for … Continue reading

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André Leon Talley Honors Stephen Burrows at SCAD

“The first time I noticed Stephen Burrows was in 1970 and it was a Vogue spread,” says André Leon Talley. “It was a column in the back of the book done by Carrie Donovan. They were photographed in Central Park in color. That, to me, triggered my interest in this man.” That interest has maintained: This past weekend, Burrows traveled to … Continue reading

André Leon Talley on Curating Stephen Burrows, Growing Up Southern and a Woman Named Vreeland

Yesterday, the SCAD Museum of Art opened “An American Master of Inventive Design,” an exhibition devoted to the career of the designerStephen Burrows, who achieved legendary status for his dazzling combinations of color and for bringing African-American models, like the ’70s superstar Pat Cleveland, to the runway. The man behind the show, André Leon Talley, is no … Continue reading

  • STEPHEN BURROWS: FASHION ICON

    “I consider Burrows the only original American designer since Claire McCardell,” Karl Lagerfeld, fashion’s most opinionated man, once said, “Why? Because he created his own rules about cut. It was sophisticated, original, unorthodox.”[1] - Voguepedia
  • Stephen Burrows exhibition: ‘An American Master of Inventive Design’

    May 17-Sept. 15
    SCAD Museum of Art
    601 Turner Blvd
    Savannah, GA