Chiffon Pantsuit by Stephen Burrows
This sophisticated evening ensemble by Stephen Burrows was once owned by a Chicago heiress and socialite.
Triple-layered, probably silk chiffon | pants across waist: 10 inches flat to 15 inches fully stretched | across hips: 20 inches | length: 32.5 inches inseam | pant legs are 13 inches across at hem and flare
Top across bust: 19 inches | sleeve length under arm to wrist: 19 inches - Wrists are elasticized | length: 27 inches
Friends with Warhol, dressing Cher, partying at Studio 54: Stephen Burrows born in Newark, New Jersey on May 15, 1943; is an American fashion designer based in New York City and 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.