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Last night, model Katie Rost accompanied Russell Simmons to a charitable function. You might be familiar with Katie as one of our Celebrity Bloggers, but I think you should also take note to her acute fashion sense. Not sure what intrigues me more about Katie, the flawless face or her slender lanky physique that screams ‘ I AM A MODEL!’ She wore resurrected designer Stephen Burrows.

The designer and muse pairing of these two seem like a match made in heaven. Stephen Burrows has been a fashion mavens go to guy since he emerged on the scene in 1963. Styling and dressing Iman, Naomi Campbell, Taylor Swift and even Betty Davis. Friends with Andy Warhol, dressing Cher, partying at Studio 54: Stephen Burrows was the designer for the drug-laced disco days—and one of the first African-American names in the industry. Known for his signature “lettuce hems” and sexy, flowing chiffons, Burrows notably exaggerated stitching instead of hiding it and often used bright colors like red for the thread.

Henri Bendel created an atelier in the basement of its store called Stephen Burrows’ World. But in 1982, Bendel was sold to the LIMITED Group, and Burrows’s fame and fortune went with it. However in 2002, after twenty years of obscurity, he made one of the biggest comebacks in fashion history that some compare to the triumphant return of Diane Von Furstenberg, with a revamped Bendel boutique and, later, Fashion Week shows.

In 2010 his roster of ‘IT’girls has expanded and the fashion industry awaits the newest collection! Known for his vibrant designs I forsee another 20 progressive years for the man that dared to be different and a man that redressed fashion!

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