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Norma Kamali

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
Norma Kamali Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Norma Kamali Marker
Inscription. A spirit of experimentation is central to the work of Norma Kamali. She first became famous in 1980 for designing separates made from sweatshirt material. Another innovation was her use of parachute silk to make jumpsuits. Perhaps best known for her much-imitated “sleep bag coat,” Kamali also became the ultimate swimwear designer by infusing her work with Hollywood-style glamor.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 40° 45.329′ N, 73° 59.235′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and 41st Street, on the right when traveling north on Seventh Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Betsey Johnson ( here, next to this marker); Marc Jacobs ( here, next to this marker); Stephen Burrows ( within shouting distance of this marker); Geoffrey Beene ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bill Blass ( about 400 feet away); Diane von Furstenberg ( about 400 feet away); Calvin Klein ( about 400 feet away); Fashion Walk of Fame ( about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Norma Kamali Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Norma Kamali Marker
 Norma Kamali -Jewlery Accessories. In the late 1970s, Kamali began working with sweater-shirting, a fabric that was then used only for athletics and sporting wear. She made jackets, skirts, and narrow and baggy trousers. Her "rah-rah" skirts were the first short skirts to sell in a volume since the mini skirt of the early 1960s. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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