When fashion DANCED…

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i love these bright, energetic photographs that came up in a search when i googled ‘dance’.
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THEY ARE BY FASHION DESIGNER STEPHEN BURROWS.

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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.

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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.” 

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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.
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