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Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Diane von Furstenberg Marker
Inscription.  Diane von Furstenberg made fashion history in 1972 when she developed her iconic wrap dress and encouraged her customers to “Feel like a woman. Wear a dress.” By 1976, she has sold 5 million dressed and landed the cover of Newsweek. An entrepreneur who expanded into fragrance, cosmetics, home furnishings and home shopping, she left the New York fashion world for more than a decade, but re-emerged in 1997, bringing the wrap dress to whole new generation.
 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceWomen.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 45.272′ N, 73° 59.281′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker could be reached from Seventh Avenue. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 39th Street and West 40th Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 555 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. New Amsterdam Theatre (about 700 feet away, measured
Diane von Furstenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Diane von Furstenberg Marker
in a direct line); The Garment District Mural (about 700 feet away); Mercury Theatre (about 700 feet away); Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benito Juarez (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Bryant Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles 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 . . .  Diane von Fürstenberg. (Submitted on April 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
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3. Diane von Furstenberg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 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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