Versailles ’73


Burrows participated in the now infamous benefit fashion show held at the Palace of Versailles, France, which was organized by Eleanor Lambert in 1973. The French were represented by designers, Pierre Cardin, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Emanuel Ungaro.  The Americans were represented for the first time in Europe and along with Burrows included, Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass and Anne Klein. Burrows’ success continued and he was awarded the Coty award in 1973, 1974 and 1977.

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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

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