Since the 1970s, Stephen Burrows has graced the stage of some of the most monumental events with his designs. From Michelle Obama to Naomi Campbell, his remarkable eye for fashion is known for its prestige. Though his hype in the earlier days happened to be during the most “high” times of the disco days, he became one of the first African-American men in the industry.

Burrows is arguably known for his signature, “Lettuce hems” and sexy chiffons. Ginia Bellefante of the New York Times summed up the sexiness of the label by saying, “The most distinctive element of Mr. Burrows’s clothes is that they looked as if they left the house around midnight to wind up the next afternoon a crumpled heap on some bedroom floor at an address the wearer was probably not all that familiar with 24 hours earlier.”