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Mainbocher

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
Mainbocher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Mainbocher Marker
Inscription.  Mainbocher was known for the understated elegance of his couture clothing. Among his innovations were short evening dresses, jeweled sweaters, and a revival of the corset that anticipated Dior’s New Look. Most famous for designing the Duchess of Windsor’s trousseau in 1937, he also designed uniforms for the WAVES, the Red Cross, and the Girl Scouts.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 45.179′ N, 73° 59.345′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker could 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 was at or near this postal address: 501 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. Broadway at 35th Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Here the Motion Picture Began (approx. 0.2 miles away); Koster & Bial’s (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Mainbocher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Mainbocher Marker
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James Gordon Bennett Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Macy’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Macy’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); R.H. Macy & Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Garment District Mural (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. Mainbocher. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Main Bocher. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
Main Rousseau Bocher image. Click for full size.
By Everything Just So: Fashion Walk of Fame: Mainbocher, unknown
3. Main Rousseau Bocher
 
 
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 388 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 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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