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August 28 2014

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Elie Tahari Makes History

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Elie Tahari 1974

It’s not often that the City of New York dedicates a whole day to a fashion designer. However, if anyone deserves it, it’s Elie Tahari. In honor of the icon’s fortieth year in business, Mayor Bloomberg declared Wednesday, September 4 Elie Tahari Day—the dedication ceremony for which was hosted by Joan Rivers at the designer’s Fifth Avenue offices. To further celebrate the four decade milestone, Tahari, who, among other things, popularized the tube top and was one of the first fashion labels to open a store on Madison Avenue, in 1974, has launched Elie Tahari Edition 1974—a collection featuring some of his signature silhouettes with modern updates. Having debuted during Tahari’s Spring ’14 presentation, the range includes classic shifts, tuxedo-inspired jumpsuits, savvy separates, a textural swing sweater, and more. “I am beyond blessed that I get to wake each day and go to a job that I love and am truly passionate about, and I look forward to the next forty years,” said Tahari of the anniversary. To own a little piece of history, visit Elie Tahari’s website, where select items from the 1974 range will be on pre-sale through Sunday.

Photos: Courtesy of Elie Tahari

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