‘Battle of Versailles’ Relives 1973 Win for American Fashion

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Via New York Times, March 4, 2016 The Battle of Versailles, the 1973 showdown between five French design houses (Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Emanuel Ungaro, Pierre Cardin and Christian Dior) and their American counterparts (Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows and Anne Klein), which is credited with putting American fashion … Continue reading

Stephen Burrows Returns with his 3rd Barbie Doll Nisha!

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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

André Leon Talley Honors Stephen Burrows at SCAD

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“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 RECALLS HENRI BENDEL’S GLORY DAYS

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    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

About Stephen Burrows

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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

  • 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