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Rudi Gernreich

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Rudi Gernreich Marker
Inscription.  Bold, original, and controversial, Gernreich was America’s first fashion futurist, a social commentator who worked in the medium of clothes. Best known for his body-baring creations such as the no-bra bra and topless bathing suit, he also designed colorful knits and mini-dresses with clear plastic insertions. His love of modern dance and his eternal youthfulness were themes that animated his designs.
 
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° 45.233′ N, 73° 59.308′ 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. 0.2 miles away); Knickerbocker Hotel
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Rudi Gernreich Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); New Amsterdam Theatre (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); Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (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. Rudi Gernreich - Answers.com. His signature style included ready-to-wear sportswear of dramatic stark cuts. He created a short-lived sensation with topless "Swiss cheese" bathing suits, which incorporated multiple cut-outs, and topless nightgowns. (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Rudi Gernreich. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
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By from Britannica, unknown
3. Rudi Gernreich
 
 
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 292 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on August 13, 2012. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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