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Fashion Industry Fights to Save New York Community Garden

Elizabeth Street Garden was the perfect backdrop for Stella McCartney’s Resort ’15 presentation.
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Elizabeth Street Garden – Little Italy’s Most Romantic Garden

By Eileen Townsend
October 23, 2017


On a warm fall afternoon, when the garden is open to the public, it’s not uncommon to find glamorously appointed Nolita-ites Instagramming themselves in the bushes. The garden’s romantically cluttered pastiche of sculpture and untamed greenery makes an ideal site for a windswept photo-op. The garden has recently hosted a slate of high-profile designers and magazines: Lela Rose used the garden to premiere her Fall 2018 bridal collection, while U.K.

Harper’s Bazaar shot Ashley Graham for the cover of their July 2017 issue there. In 2015 and 2014, Stella McCartney rented the garden to host “Garden Party”-themed fashion shows. In a 2014 interview, she told i-D that she chose the site because she “wanted to highlight these precious pockets in New York. They exist but they’re in danger, and they need to be supported, and they need to be recognized.”

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