Part of the world’s fashion “Big 4,” New York City is the fashion capital of America and the Garment District is the industry’s centerpiece of the city. New York’s Garment District is the most concentrated district of talent and businesses devoted to the fashion industry.
Along 7th Avenue between 35th and 40th streets is the world’s first and only permanent landmark applauding fashion designers. 26 plaques salute American designers from 1930s hatmaker Lilly Dache to popular contemporary designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Donna Karen. These designers have been carefully chosen by professionals in the industry since its grand opening in 1999. Find your favorite designers such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren or discover fashion giants that changed the industry like Bill Blass who introduced sportswear into formal dressing, and Geoffrey Beene whose sequined football jersey evening gown revolutionized the industry.
Journey through the Garment District on your walk. Visit the Needle Threading a Button artistic statue or take a tour and look through trade-only showrooms and fabric or trimming shops used by designers.
The theater has Broadway, shopping has 5th Avenue, Wall Street is for finance, and the Fashion Walk of Fame is New York’s monument to the fashion industry. If you are a fashion fanatic or closet enthusiast, the Fashion Walk of Fame is a must-see when visiting New York City.