Museum of the City of New York Hosts Talk with Groundbreaking Designer Stephen Burrows

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Acclaimed groundbreaking designer Stephen Burrows in conversation with Kim Jenkins, Parsons Fashion Studies MA graduate, about the new exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced.

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced showcases the works of the first African-American designer to attain international stature.

Join acclaimed groundbreaking designer Stephen Burrows in conversation with Kim Jenkins, Parsons Fashion Studies MA graduate, about the new exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced, on Wednesday, June 19.

Mr. Burrows will discuss the downtown scene in 1970s New York City, his pioneering style, and how his vibrant colors, metallic fabrics, and slinky silhouettes helped define the look of the disco generation.

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced showcases the works of the first African-American designer to attain international stature. It features sketches, photographs, video, and more than 50 designs, including first fashion collection, dresses that twirled on the floor of Studio 54, a colorful jumpsuit designed for Cher, and more. The Museum will keep the exhibition open late so attendees can visit before the program begins.

Ms. Jenkins is a Fashion Studies scholar from Parsons The New School for Design and member of the arts-based cultural programming group, The Committee. Through her experience in fashion exhibition curation as well as gathering stories from movers and shakers in the creative industry, her research interests focus on explaining how we shape our identities through dress, adornment, and performance.

What:        Stephen Burrows: An Intimate Interview

When:         Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Where:        Museum of the City of New York at 1220 Fifth Avenue (btw. 103/104 Sts.)

Reservations are required. Tickets: $6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 general public. For more information, or to register by phone, call (917) 492-3395 or visit https://boxoffice.mcny.org/public/

About the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. For more information, call (212) 534-1672 or visit http://www.mcny.org.

Directions: By bus: M1, M3, M4, or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street.
By subway: Lexington Avenue #6 train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west, or #2 or #3 train to 110th Street, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 104th Street.

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