Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Fashion Walk of Fame
In 1999, the Fashion Center BID established the Fashion Walk of Fame to honor New York’s most influential designers. It is the world’s first and only monument to American fashion. To date, twenty-six designers have been inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame, thirteen of them posthumously. Each recipient is honored with a commemorative plaque that has been set in granite and embedded into the sidewalk along Seventh "Fashion" Avenue, from 41st Street to 35th Street, in the heart of America's Fashion District. Each plaque is made of white bronze and features an original fashion sketch and signature of the designer, as well as a description of his or her contribution to fashion.