By Christopher Petkanas Anyone who did the “Bus Stop” under the palms at Le Jardin, the Times Square disco, will have no trouble recalling how Stephen Burrows bolted to fame in the early 1970s in a joyous, rainbow carnival of appliqués… For more read on the NY Times here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/fashion/for-mass-appeal-try-appealing-to-the-masses.html?_r=0
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.
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
“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
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