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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. 40° 45.214′ N, 73° 59.321′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can 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 is 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 marker. Claire McCardell (a few steps from this marker);
Norman Norell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Norman Norell Marker
Perry Ellis (a few steps from this marker); Halston (within shouting distance of this marker); Willi Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Rudi Gernreich (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald Brooks (within shouting distance of this marker); Lilly Daché (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Rucci (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Apr. 7, 2020