For the first time, the organizers of the Walk of Fame want to know who you think should be forever immortalized on Manhattan’s Fashion Walk of Fame.
Log onto the site and show the fashion world which designer (out of 35 finalists) you feel deserves a spot on the Walk of Fame. A running tally will appear and the final industry vote and public’s choice will be announced later in March.
Over the course of the Walk of Fame project, 24 notable New York designers were given this honor and decorative plaques acknowledging these designers are embedded in the sidewalks along the East Side of Seventh “Fashion” Avenue from 41st Street to 35th Street. Each plaque displays an original sketch by the designer, a brief description of the designer’s contribution to fashion and the designer’s signature.
The Fashion Center BID will host a star-studded induction ceremony, during which the plaques will be unveiled and the Fashion District community will pay tribute to the designer honorees.
Past inductees include:
2000 – Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren. Halston, Rudi Gernreich, Claire McCardell, Norman Norell
2001 – Oscar Del La Renta, James Galanos, Donna Karan, Pauline Trigére, Bonnie Kashan, Giorgio Di Sant’ Angelo, Charles James, Anne Klein
2002 – Stephen Burrows, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Norma Kamali, Lilly Daché, Perry Ellis, Mainbocher, Willi Smith
The Fashion Center Business Improvement District (www.fashioncenter.com), a not-for-profit corporation, was established in 1993 to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of Manhattan’s Fashion District. Through programs in the areas of streetscape improvements, sanitation and public safety services, marketing and promotions, economic development, and community service, efforts are aimed at promoting the district as a strategic midtown business location and ensuring New York's position as the fashion capital of the world.