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

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’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


    “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