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Bill Blass

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Bill Blass Marker
Inscription.  Having brought the comfort and simplicity of sportswear into the realm of formal dressing, Blass can rightly be credited as one of the creators of a true “American style.” His blending of classic fabrics, like cashmere and satin, have made him a favorite among this country’s best-dressed women. Labeled the “hardest working man on Seventh Avenue,” Blass has cultivated an unforgettable personal and professional style.
 
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° 45.278′ N, 73° 59.277′ 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. Knickerbocker Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Amsterdam Theatre
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Bill Blass Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Mercury Theatre (about 700 feet away); The Garment District Mural (about 700 feet away); Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benito Juarez (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Bryant Park (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 . . .
1. Bill Blass - Fuzzylizzie Vintage Clothing. In 1962 Blass became the vice-president of Maurice Rentner. Blass bought the company in 1967, and in 1970, the company's name was changed to Bill Blass, Ltd. (Submitted on August 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Bill Blass. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
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By The Famous People, unknown
3. Bill Blass
 
 
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 355 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on March 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 10, 2021