9. Obsessorize on Madison Avenue

Image courtesy SVA NYC

From October 4-6, Madison Avenue BID will host Obsessorize, a fashionable accessories-inspired public art installation in partnership with the School of Visual Arts (SVA)’s 3D Design department, building on a New York Fashion week exhibition in Fall 2016 along Madison Avenue that showcased the intersection of fashion and typography. Obsessorize will stretch 58th Street to 86th Street, with an official unveiling on October 4th at 6 PM in front of Stuart Weitzman at 625 Madison Avenue. 39 participating shops will have extra after hours shopping events from 6 to 8 PM.

Matthew Bauer, the Madison Avenue BID’s president, says that the 2016 exhibition “was the first public art installation showcased along the length of Madison Avenue, and public reaction was strong and enthusiastic. Retailers loved the vibrancy on the sidewalks and the many passers-by that stopped, smiled and took photos of the artworks. Upper East Siders loved the creativity demonstrated by the students. SVA and its students appreciated the opportunity to engage the public with their work in one of most urbane and novel settings in New York.”

In addition to Obsessorize,  the 3D Design students also currently have their “One of a Kind” dresses on view at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, and their “Chairs that Inspire” on view at the SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street.