By  on April 24, 2008

NEW YORK — Global explorers provided the inspiration for Maggie Norris' first environmentally friendly collection, and she will have the chance to chat with a few when she shows off her latest handiwork at Friday's Eco-Elegance event at the Hilton here.

After all, it's not often that adventurers like Dave Gallo, who recently helped lead explorations of the remains of the Titanic and the German battleship the Bismarck using Russian MIR submarines, are ringside at a runway show. "For me, the idea of knowing all these people exist and putting them on a platform was a little like seeing a fireman for the first time," Norris said.

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