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Norma Kamali

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Norma Kamali Marker
Inscription.  A spirit of experimentation is central to the work of Norma Kamali. She first became famous in 1980 for designing separates made from sweatshirt material. Another innovation was her use of parachute silk to make jumpsuits. Perhaps best known for her much-imitated “sleep bag coat,” Kamali also became the ultimate swimwear designer by infusing her work with Hollywood-style glamor.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 45.329′ N, 73° 59.235′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker was at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and 41st Street, on the right when traveling north on Seventh Avenue. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: New York NY 10036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. New Amsterdam Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Medal of Honor Recipients (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (about 600 feet away);
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Norma Kamali Marker
Mercury Theatre (about 600 feet away); Stage Door Canteen (about 800 feet away); The Garment District Mural (about 800 feet away); Benito Juarez (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Crystal Palace (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. This marker, and all other markers in the series, are currently (July 2020) missing. A 2019 posting on the Garment District Alliance website says “The Walk of Fame has been removed for redesign”.
 
Also see . . .
1. Norma Kamali -Jewlery Accessories. In the late 1970s, Kamali began working with sweater-shirting, a fabric that was then used only for athletics and sporting wear. She made jackets, skirts, and narrow and baggy trousers. Her "rah-rah" skirts were the first short skirts to sell in a volume since the mini skirt of the early 1960s. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Norma Kamali. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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3. Norma Kamali
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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