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’s designs hung in the closets of many of the 1970’s chicest women; Jerry Hall, Cher and Diana Ross all slipped into Burrows’s creations. His fluttering lettuce hems and bright knits turned the disco divas of the international nightclubs into exotic birds of paradise.   – Tyler McCall, Fashionista May 20.       … Continue reading

Stephen Burrows exhibition: ‘An American Master of Inventive Design’

SCAD presents “An American Master of Inventive Design,” an exhibition of designs by acclaimed fashion designer Stephen Burrows, curated by André Leon Talley. Burrows is the recipient of the 2014 André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award. Both the award and the exhibition are presented in conjunction with the annual SCAD Fashion Show. “An American Master of … Continue reading

Recipient of the 2014 André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award

SCAD proudly recognizes Stephen Burrows as the 14th recipient of the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented each year in conjunction with the SCAD Fashion Show, the award commemorates outstanding contributions and continued excellence in shaping the fashion industry.

About Stephen Burrows

Stephen Burrows is an iconic fashion designer. He started with his own ready-to-wear collection in 1969 with friend Roz Rubenstein for Bonwit Teller. Later that year, Henri Bendel’s visual director, Joel Schumacher, introduced Stephen to Bendel’s President, Geraldine Stutz. She hired him on the spot. The “Stephen Burrows World” boutique opened at Henri Bendel in … Continue reading

Black Dress Exhibit at Pratt until April 26th, 2014    


    “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