For the first time in 5 years a new designer on 7th Avenue is going to get walked on. And s/he’s going to love it. WWD reports that Manhattan’s Fashion Walk of Fame is adding a new member.
How does it work?
"The Museum at FIT’s Valerie
Steele and the Fashion Center Business Improvement District’s Barbara
Randall have sent ballots to 114 industry leaders, historians,
archivists and curators asking them to vote for one living and one
deceased designer for the 2008 awards. In addition to Steele, Nicole
Fischelis, Harold Koda, Kim Hastreiter, Marylou Luther, Phyllis
Magidson, Patricia Mears and Lavelle Olexa are serving on the Fashion
Center BID’s selection committee. Nominees must be American designers
with a New York showroom and someone who has been in business for at
least 10 years. From 2000 through 2002, four living and four deceased
designers were awarded decorative plaques in the sidewalk of the
Garment District each year."
Please let one be MJ! —Joanne Molina, Senior Editor
STAR SEEKERS: Who’s ready to hit the streets of
Seventh Avenue with the ranks of Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Halston,
Bill Blass, James Galanos, Geoffrey Beene and other esteemed designers
who already have their names in the sidewalk?
For the first time
in five years, Manhattan’s Fashion Walk of Fame will add new names in
tribute to leading American designers.
. But then organizers worried they would run
out of honorees and decided to take a break. For that reason, the 2008
awards will be limited to one living and one deceased designer.