New York City

Bill de Blasio Pledges $3 Million to NYC Fashion Industry

Eat the rich, then clothe them


He's not known as a fashion plate — but Mayor de Blasio seemed at ease with the air-kissing crowd Thursday in his first public foray into the city's most glamorous industry.

Speaking on the first day of Fashion Week and flanked by designer Diane von Furstenberg and Theory founder Andrew Rosen, the mayor announced $3 million in grants directed at Big Apple fashion manufacturers.