NY Fashion Week teaches us history

  • By Antiques-Art-Design Sydney

With Fashion Week firmly under way it’s nice to take a step back and look at the history that shaped New York to become one of the great fashion meccas.

The Skyscraper Museum has launched a pictorial exhibition entitled Urban Fabric: Building New York’s Garment District.

Running until the end of October, this journey illustrates an area that was once home to the largest concentration of skyscraper factories in the world. Constructed almost entirely in the boom decade from 1921-1931, the “Art Deco” district contains more than 125 stepped-back “loft” buildings that took the pyramidal forms dictated by the city’s then-new zoning law.

This exhibition is a great opportunity to explore a place that was once known as having produced over 75% of all women’s and children’s clothing in the US.

For more information go to Skyscraper Museum


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