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Stephen Burrows

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Stephen Burrows Marker
Inscription. Stephen Burrows, best known for fluid, body-conscious clothes in bold colors, “stretches a rainbow over the body,” said one admirer. In 1970, he opened a boutique called Stephen Burrows’ World at Henri Bendel, where he sold his famous jersey dresses with rippled “lettuce” hems. Other trademarks include bold color blocking, decorative stitching, and innovative styles in suede and leather. Burrows’ vivacious clothes were featured in the 1973 epochal American fashion show at Versailles.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 40° 45.302′ N, 73° 59.267′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Seventh Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the sidewalk on Seventh Avenue between West 40th Street and West 41st Street. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Geoffrey Beene (within shouting distance of this marker); Bill Blass (within shouting distance of this marker); Diane von Furstenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Marc Jacobs (within shouting
Stephen Burrows Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Stephen Burrows Marker
distance of this marker); Norma Kamali (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvin Klein (within shouting distance of this marker); Betsey Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Fashion Walk of Fame (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Stephen Burrows - Answers. Stephen Burrows was called "one of the most audacious and auspicious talents in contemporary fashion" by Contemporary Fashion. He was one of the first African Americans to become famous as a fashion designer, after Ann Lowe, and he spent the 1970s clothing a great portion of New York City and beyond. He made clothes that made a woman feel beautiful and considered his work "art. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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