By  on July 31, 2008

Diane von Furstenberg and the late Liz Claiborne now have a permanent place on Seventh Avenue — stars along the street’s Fashion Walk of Fame.

While both Belgian-born designers were lauded for their contributions to American fashion and their respective plaques were unveiled Tuesday at the Bryant Park Grill, von Furstenberg used the occasion to remind attendees about the importance of saving some semblance of the Garment District. City officials, union advocates, designers and apparel workers have yet to hammer out a plan to reduce the space earmarked for manufacturing, which has dwindled in recent years.

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