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Willi Smith

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Willi Smith Marker
Inscription.  Willi Smith was inspired, he said, not by Paris but by Sunday church in Harlem. His WilliWear line, founded in 1976, was characterized by loose silhouettes in brightly colored fabrics. Exuberant and witty, his clothes were sophisticated, yet inexpensive. Signature garments, such as violet linen blazers and loose cotton separates, appealed to both men and women. His “street couture” had a significant impact on fashions in the 1980s.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 40° 45.196′ N, 73° 59.335′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Seventh Avenue. This marker is located in the sidewalk on Seventh Avenue between West 37th Street and West 38th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 7th Avenue, New York NY 10018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lilly Daché (a few steps from this marker); Perry Ellis (a few steps from this marker); Mainbocher
Willi Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Willi Smith Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Norman Norell (within shouting distance of this marker); Claire McCardell (within shouting distance of this marker); Halston (within shouting distance of this marker); Rudi Gernreich (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald Brooks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Willi Smith. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
Willi Smith image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, unknown
3. Willi Smith
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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May. 26, 2020