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Bill Blass

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
Bill Blass Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 40° 45.278′ N, 73° 59.277′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Seventh Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 39th Street and West 40th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 555 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. Geoffrey Beene (a few steps from this marker); Diane von Furstenberg (a few steps from this marker); Calvin Klein (a few steps from this marker); Fashion Walk of Fame (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Lauren
Bill Blass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Bill Blass Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Burrows (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Rucci (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald Brooks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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