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Halston

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Halston Marker
Inscription. The 70s belonged to Halston. Though he began his career as a milliner, his shift to ready-to-wear clothing made him a superstar. He was America’s first minimalist designer. By combining clean lines and classic fabrics, Halston designed clothing that was seasonless, made for travel and looked elegant night or day. It is no surprise that many members of the burgeoning “jet set” became his most celebrated clients.
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 40° 45.226′ N, 73° 59.313′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Seventh Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 38th Street and West 39th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 525 Seventh Avenue, New York NY 10018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rudi Gernreich (a few steps from this marker); Claire McCardell (a few steps from this marker); Donald Brooks (within shouting distance of this marker); Norman Norell (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Rucci (within shouting distance
Halston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Halston Marker
of this marker); Perry Ellis (within shouting distance of this marker); Willi Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Lauren (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Halston - Biography. Halston began designing women's wear in 1966, offering a perfect look for the international jet set of his era. His line was renowned for sexy, yet elegant pieces. In the fall of 1972, he introduced a simple shirtwaist dress made from “Ultra suede,” a fabric that was washable, durable and beautiful. (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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