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Betsey Johnson

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Betsey Johnson Marker
Inscription.  From the beginning of her career in the 1960s, Betsey Johnson has been known for a youthful, exuberant style – epitomized by her habit of cartwheeling down the runway at the end of her fashion shows. Her colorful, flirtatious clothes often utilize feminine lingerie details, as well as innovative stretch fabrics that move with the body. Coming from a background in dance, Johnson once said, I’m basically about a ballerina torso and a full skirt.”
 
Erected 2002.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceWomen.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 45.333′ 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 42nd 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
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Betsey Johnson Marker
500 feet away); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (about 600 feet away); Mercury Theatre (about 700 feet away); Stage Door Canteen (about 700 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. Betesy Johnson - Betesy Johnson Collection. New York designer Betsey Johnson has built her long-standing career in fashion by following her own set of rules. Known for her celebration of the exuberant, the embellished, and the over the top, Betsey has been rocking the fashion industry with her unique and original designs since the 1960's. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Betsey Johnson. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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By Us Magazine, unknown
3. Betsey Johnson
 
 
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 465 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on March 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 29, 2020