Stephen Burrows launched his label in 1963 and is one of the first Black designers to be recognized on an International scale. Although he isn’t a household name he has always produced clothing that was comfortable yet chic at the same time. Known for disco-inspired clothing in his early career, he has dressed many well-known women including Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Farrah Fawcett, and Barbara Streisand.
He was the first Black designer to win the Coty Award for best womenswear. In 2006 The Council of Fashion Designers of America recognized him with “The Board of Directors Special Tribute.”.