Fashion Walk of Fame
New York has been the undisputed center of American fashion since the mid-19th Century when the development of mass-production led to growth of the apparel trades. The birth of the Fashion District, also known as the Garment Center, occurred in the 1920s, when a large group of garment manufactures relocated to Seventh Avenue. New loft space was developed especially to accommodate “modern” manufacturing and to satisfy labor’s demands for safer working conditions. By 1931, this District has the largest concentration of apparel manufactures in the world and since then has been home to the greatest names in American design.
A project of The Fashion Center Business Improvement District
Erected 1999 by Fashion Center Business Improvement District.
Location. 40° 45.26′ N, 73° 59.292′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on 7th Avenue near West 39th Street. Touch for map. This marker is located near the Fashion Center kiosk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 545 7th Avenue, New York NY 10018, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Also see . . . Garment Industry History Initiative - Gotham Center. The garment industry, like Wall Street and the media business, has been central to the growth and development of New York City’s economy and identity. At one time, nearly a third of the adult workforce toiled in the garment trade, making it the city’s largest business. From roots on the Lower East Side, manufacturers spread north and then west, eventually concentrating in “New York City’s Garment District,” which extends from 34th Street to 40th Street and from Sixth to Ninth Avenue. (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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