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Donald Brooks

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Donald Brooks Marker
Inscription.  Donald Brooks was one of the most important American designers in the twentieth century. He began his fashion career in the 1950s working for other companies before launching his own line in 1965. His designs, which featured uncluttered silhouettes, bold colors and large graphic patterns, garnered accolades and three Coty Awards. Later, Brooks became a costumer for both film and stage; he won an Emmy Award and was nominated for a Tony and an Oscar.
 
Erected 2011.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 45.238′ N, 73° 59.304′ 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: 535 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.
Donald Brooks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Donald Brooks Marker
0.2 miles away); New Amsterdam Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benito Juarez (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Bryant Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Broadway at 35th Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away); Medal of Honor Recipients (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. Donald Brooks - imdb.com. Though he was considered one of the top fashion designers in America, Mr.Brooks' first love was theatrical design and in 1963 he accomplished a feat all in the same year no designer before or since has rivaled. (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Donald Brooks. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on April 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
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from Wikipedia, unknown
3. Donald Brooks
 
 
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 424 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on April 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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