Jun 11, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Centrally located and packed with heritage, sites and bites, the Fashion District is a great place to take a tour.
The Fashion Center is pleased to sponsor the following neighborhood walking tours, meaning they are free to you on a first-come, first served basis.
Learn all about what makes the Fashion District the fashion capital of the world from a licensed tour guide who has studied and practiced in the business since 1965.
Tour Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
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Tour Overview: Michael Kaback, a “garmento” himself for many years, leads this tour that takes participants through a brief history of the apparel industry in New York City, from Henry Hudson to the present time.
Filled with anecdotes from his personal experience in the industry, Michael discusses the advent of mass production and the sewing machine, the development of sizes, the invention of synthetic fibers, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and how it impacted both the building of the current Fashion District and the rise of unions in the industry.
The tour will stops at iconic garment/fashion industry sites, including the Fashion Walk of Fame, and may include visits to showrooms and factories, depending on scheduling and group size.