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STEPHEN BURROWS: When Fashion Danced. The Museum of the City of New York is dressed up to celebrate a new exhibition of Stephen Burrows, the first African-American fashion designer to gain international stature and considered a pivotal player in New York’s glamorous nighttime social scene during the Studio 54 era. His exuberant clothes fringed, color-blocked with their trademark red zigzag stitching were worn by fashionistas and celebrities worldwide. Mr. Burrows acknowledges that the exhibition title is apropos because all of his work “is about movement.” The mannequins are all black and positioned in dramatic poses with elaborate headdresses and masks as accessories, while the retrospective plays up his disco-era rainbow-colored designs. Other Flashbacks include a documentary about the 1973 “Battle of Versailles” between French and American designers. Exhibit runs through July 28, 2013. MCNY between 103 and l04th Streets on Fifth Avenue.
ROGER VIVIER HOSTED AT FIT: The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology hosts ‘fashion conversation’ with Roger Vivier, Creative director Bruno Frisoni and Brand Ambassador Ines de la Fressange to talk with Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of MFIT, about the evolution since 2003 of the iconic Roger Vivier brand, from shoe icon to Parisian luxury brand. They will also discuss a new Roger Vivier book (Rizzoli) followed by a book signing. With innate Parisian style, Roger Vivier (1907-1998) elevated the design and embellishment of ladies footwear to high art during his 60-year career. Vivier’s legendary shoes, embodied artistry, wit and craftsmanship, and were coveted by movie stars and even Queen Elizabeth II, who wore Vivier shoes at her coronation in 1953. When: April 10, 6 pm. Where: FIT, Katie Murphy Amphitheater, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street. FREE and open to the public.
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