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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 Diorís New Look. Most famous for designing the Duchess of Windsorís 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.
 
Location. 40° 45.179′ N, 73° 59.345′ 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: 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 marker. Lilly Dachť (a few steps from this marker); Willi Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Perry Ellis (within shouting distance of this marker); Norman Norell
Mainbocher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Mainbocher Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Klein (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Claire McCardell (about 300 feet away); Halston (about 300 feet away); Bonnie Cashin (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Mainbocher - The Fashion Spot. In 1929, he established his own fashion house, designing expensive, elegant haute couture dresses and gowns for an exclusive clientele, and charging them for the privilege of viewing his collections. He designed much of the Duchess of Windsor's wardrobe, naming a color, Wallis blue, for her, and created the first strapless evening gown. (Submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Apr. 5, 2020