Designer Stephen Burrows awarded at SCAD Fashion Show

Monday, 19 May 2014
altThe Savannah College of Art and Design hosted its annual SCAD Fashion Show on Saturday. The runway shows took place at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the SCAD Museum of Art. Twenty-nine fashion students and two fibers students from the Savannah and Atlanta campuses had the chance to watch their years of training and hard work come to life and strut down the runway. Twenty-nine fashion students and two fibers students from the Savannah and Atlanta campuses had the chance to watch their years of training and hard work come to life and strut down the runway.

altStools, three rows deep, were perched on either side of the runway, winding throughout the gallery, to create an intimate setting and give guests an unprecedented up-close view of students’ fashions.

Renowned designer Stephen Burrows received the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award in a private ceremony prior to the 8 p.m. runway show. For almost 50 years, Burrows has been a fashion innovator. In the ’70s and ’80s, his colorful clothing was seen as revolutionary and attracted clientele including Cher, Diana Ross, Lauren Bacall, Liza Minnelli and Barbara Streisand. To recognize Burrows’ career, the SCAD Museum of Art will present a special exhibition of his work titled “An American Master of Inventive Design,” which will be on display from May 20 to Sept. 15.

Sources: Do Savannah and Savannah Now.