Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced is the first major retrospective of the designers work currently on display at The Museum of the City of New York. In 1977 The New York Times called Burrows’ the “brightest star of American fashion.” The exhibition focuses on the 1970s, when Stephen Burrows’s meteoric rise to fame made him not only the first African-American designer to gain international stature, but also a celebrated fashion innovator whose work helped define the look of a generation.
With vibrant colors, metallic fabrics, and slinky silhouettes that clung to the body, Burrows’s danceable designs generated a vibrant look that became a signifier of the glamorous, liberated nightlife of the era. Through photographs, drawings, and original garments, the exhibition will trace Burrows’s evolution from creating eclectic looks for his friends in the 1960s to his work with retailer Henri Bendel and to the dance floor of Studio 54. The exhibition run thru July 28th.
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The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Target.