Stephen Burrows was the first African-American designer to gain international recognition and his designs still have a major influence on fashion.
Stephen Burrows' vibrant use of color and sophisticated draping create a look that is fun, sexy and timeless. Creating clothes that not only have movement, but give the wearer the freedom to move inspired the recent retrospective of his work at the Museum of the City of New York, Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced.
Presented with the 2014 Pratt Fashion Lifetime Achievement Award by his long time muse and friend Super Model Pat Cleveland, Stephen Burrows is not only an inspiration for the designs of his past, but also for the innovative designs he continues to create!
Video Photography by Mariana Leung