Silk Week : Elie Tahari

Elie Tahari is an Israeli born who immigrated to the United States in 1971 as an electrician. Moving to New York he sought work in Manhattan’s Garment District, sleeping many nights at a YMCA hotel, or on the benches of Central Park. In Manhattan he learned about the fashion retail business. His position selling clothing from a boutique in Greenwich Village introduced him to women’s fashion. He began designing women’s fashion inspired by the New York City nightclub scene.

Throughout the 1970s, Tahari remained focused on women’s fashions, and his designs were well received. He was one of the first fashion designers to open a boutique on Madison Avenue, in 1974.

In the 1980s, Tahari turned his focus to the tailored suit.

After his 46th birthday, he met his future wife. In a collaborative effort, this husband-wife team has tripled the size of the company in the last five years, and launched the Elie Tahari Collection.

His collection is available here at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Below are my images of my beloved Elie Tahari blouses, matching jewelries (not from Tahari) and the chaos in my room before the photo shoot :0)

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