Noted Event: “An Evening with Stephen Burrows,” in conversation with Kim Jenkins (MAFS ’13)

credit: The Museum of the City of New York

credit: The Museum of the City of New York

MA Fashion Studies’ own Kim Jenkins MAFS ’13 will be in conversation with influential designer Stephen Burrows about the exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced.

The Museum of the City of New York describes the exhibition as:

“Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced is the first major examination of the work of the designer The New York Times called in 1977 the “brightest star of American fashion.” It looks at the period spanning the 1970s when Stephen Burrows’s meteoric rise to fame made him not only the first African-American designer to gain international stature, but 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 was of a piece with 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 the chic 57th Street retailer Henri Bendel to the floor of Studio 54, as he dressed such 70s style icons as Cher, Liza Minnelli, and Diana Ross.”

Currently on exhibit, Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced will run through July 28.

Presented by The Committee and The Young Members Circle at The Museum of the City of New York, the event will take place on Wednesday April 24th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.

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