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Halston

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Halston Marker
Inscription.  The 70s belonged to Halston. Though he began his career as a milliner, his shift to ready-to-wear clothing made him a superstar. He was America’s first minimalist designer. By combining clean lines and classic fabrics, Halston designed clothing that was seasonless, made for travel and looked elegant night or day. It is no surprise that many members of the burgeoning “jet set” became his most celebrated clients.
 
Erected 2000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 45.226′ N, 73° 59.313′ 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 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. The Garment District Mural (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mercury Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Amsterdam Theatre
Halston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Halston Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Benito Juarez (approx. 0.2 miles away); Broadway at 35th Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Bryant Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Here the Motion Picture Began (approx. ¼ mile away); Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Halston. 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 . . .  Halston - Biography. Halston began designing women's wear in 1966, offering a perfect look for the international jet set of his era. His line was renowned for sexy, yet elegant pieces. In the fall of 1972, he introduced a simple shirtwaist dress made from “Ultra suede,” a fabric that was washable, durable and beautiful. (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
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From Pineshistory.org, unknown
3. Halston
 
 
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 281 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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