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Friday, January 21, 2011

Stephen Burrows: Host “Tribute to American Fashion” @ Met Museum

Retrospect: Stephen Burrows at Studio 54 in 1977
Mr. Burrows gathered some of  his Model Greats like Bethann Hardison, Amina Warsuma, Billie Blair, Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Norma Jean Darden, Barbara Johnson, China Mechado & Ramona Saunders.

Event held at  Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the annals of fashion smackdowns, few events have attained anything resembling the legendary status of the 1973 Grand Divertissement à Versailles. A stunt benefit ginned up by Eleanor Lambert, the publicist who invented the Best Dressed List, this fabled fashion show, promoted as a Franco-American collaboration, was always destined to be seen as a battle for dominance: the Old World slugging it out with the New, a muscular group of comers with Studio 54 as their shared point of reference taking on the fusty world of the haute couture.

Read More in NY Times Article by Guy Trebay | Published: January 12, 2011