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 less a legend in fashion circles. It’s the third exhibition for SCAD overseen by the former Vogue editor. We caught up with Talley, who offered insights into what it means to curate, his Southern upbringing and learning from Diana Vreeland.

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    “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