Designer News. Diane von Furstenberg & Liz Claiborne Added to the Fashion Walk of Fame


Diane von Furstenberg and the late Liz Claiborne have been added to Seventh Avenue’s Fashion Walk of Fame.

According to WWD, both Belgian-born designer’s plaques were unveiled Tuesday at the Bryant Park Grill.

“As president of the [Council of Fashion Designers of America] it is the hope that the city, the designers, the landlords, the unions and the factories can come together soon and help this district not to disappear — to secure a plan to keep some manufacturing in the Garment District as it is the foundation on which American fashion was built. Let’s always be together and try to find solutions together,” von Furstenberg said.

Patrick Murphy, head of Fashion/Retail Industry Growth Initiatives for New York City’s Economic Development Corp., had proclaimed Wednesday Fashion Walk of Fame Day on behalf of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who had to bow out of the presentation. Isabel Toledo, Yeohlee Teng, Dennis Basso, Lord & Taylor’s Lavelle Olexa, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Michael Fink, Macy’s East’s Nicole Fischelis, Helen O’Hagan, Ruth Finley and Marylou Luther were among the few hundred designers, retailers and other industry supporters on hand.

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