i love these bright, energetic photographs that came up in a search when i googled ‘dance’.
THEY ARE BY FASHION DESIGNER STEPHEN BURROWS.
Burrows most famous for label “Everyday Girl” which was inspired by Anna Cleveland, daughter to muse and model Pat Cleveland, and “SB73,” a cut and sew knit line that was developed based on Burrows’ hallmark, color-blocked creations of the seventies.
First Lady Michelle Obama wore a stephen Burrows Jersey pantsuit to a Washington DC event. Remarking on the significance, Vogue Magazine wrote, “It was a wonderful acknowledgement of Burrows, one of the great African-American designers and a Harlem resident known for his inventive cuts and bias technique.”
Burrows’ work as a fashion designer has been the subject of a series of retrospectives: in “1940-1970’s Cut and Style” at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology; “The 1970s” at The Tribute Gallery in New York, and in “Back to Black: Art, Cinema, and the Racial Imaginary” at Whitechapel Gallery in London in June 2005. That same year he was the subject of a documentary by filmmaker Jenny Grenville and is the subject of another documentary under development by Patrick di Santo.