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Bonnie Cashin

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Bonnie Cashin Marker
Inscription.  Following a career in costume design, Cahin launched her fashion business in the 1950s. Calling her clothing “kinetic art forms for living,” she adapted simple cuts from the history of world clothing to meet the needs of modern women. She advocated playful but subtle exoticism and introduced layered, interlocking garments that could be arranged to suit the wearer’s taste and activity. Fusing practicality and whimsy, Cashin’s distinctive style and philosophy celebrated independence.
 
Erected 2001.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 45.129′ N, 73° 59.384′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker was on Seventh Avenue. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 36th Street and West 37th Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 499 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 location. Here the Motion Picture Began (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Bonnie Cashin Marker
line); Koster & Bial’s (about 600 feet away); Broadway at 35th Street (about 700 feet away); R.H. Macy & Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Macy’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Macy’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Gordon Bennett Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herald Square (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 . . .  Bonnie Cashin - Encyclopedia of World Biography. American fashion designer Bonnie Cashin (1915–2000) was often referred to as one of the "Mothers of American Sportswear." Her productive career spanned over 40 years and ranged from dance halls to Hollywood to Seventh Avenue. (Submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
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3. Bonnie Cashin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 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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Nov. 23, 2020