Fashion Walk of Fame



This is one of those random things that you probably wouldn't know about if you don't regularly walk through New York's Garment Center; there is a Fashion Walk of Fame. It's like Manhattan's version of the Hollywood Stars Walk of Fame, just not as well known or as old. (They started it only ten years ago.)
I wanted to post about it because in addition to designers names and bios, each floor plaque features an iconic sketch. (And you know how I love designer sketches!) So just for you I stood in the middle of the very busy sidewalks of 7th Avenue with my camera pointed to the floor! I was totally embarrassed mind you, and made my friend Jackie stay on the phone with me while I did it.
The "Fashion Walk of Fame celebrates excellence in American design by honoring the New York designers who have had a significant and lasting impact on the way the world dresses."

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sara said...

This is awesome, thanks so much for sharing!

Lulu said...

love the Betsey Johnson one! =]

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Ms. B @ Millie Deel said...

Wow, I had no idea about this! Next time I take a trip to NY I need to make a point to go see this! Thanks for letting us know about it!!

Brooke said...

Ms. B-It's funny cause that's one of the reasons I thought I should post about! I feel like no one know's about it. I guess its not highly marketed or anything.

Lulu-As for faves, I think I like Calvin and Halston best... of the illustrations shown here that is. :)

daninotes said...

Very cool. I need to check it out.

Joselyn said...

Hi Brooke,
I passed by this exact spot this weekend, pointed out the button and needle statue to my son while explaining to him what the fashion and garment district are and had no idea about the Fashion Walk of Fame.
Next time I go by there I will definitely check this out. I guess I am a typical New Yorker. Really, I'm not:)

Brooke said...

Thats so funny Joselyn. Next time your there just look down. ;) In front of the button building (the CFDA) is where the "walk" starts. Then it extends up and down 7th Ave.