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Norman Norell

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Norman Norell Marker
Inscription.  Norman Norell demonstrated that clothes designed on Seventh Avenue could rival the most elegant creations from Paris. Norell was sometimes called “the American Balenciaga” because of the perfection of his tailoring. He also used the finest fabrics in the world and made sure that every detail, from button hole to hemline, was beautifully finished. This superb workmanship was all the more remarkable since he made ready-to-wear, not couture. His sequined mermaid dress epitomized glamour.
 
Erected 2000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 45.214′ N, 73° 59.321′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Seventh Avenue and West 38th Street. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 38th Street and West 39th Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 525 Seventh 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
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Norman Norell Marker
. The Garment District Mural (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mercury Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Broadway at 35th Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Amsterdam Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Here the Motion Picture Began (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benito Juarez (approx. 0.2 miles away); Koster & Bial’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Bryant Park (approx. ¼ mile 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. Norman Norell - imdb.com. He worked briefly as a costume designer for the Astoria Studio of Paramount Pictures when he was 22. In 1924 he joined Charles Armour where he designed an upscale line of dresses and then left to work for Hattie Carnegie. (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Norman Norell. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
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from The New York Times., unknown
3. Norman Norell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 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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Sep. 19, 2020