5 posts tagged "Elie Tahari"
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.
Over in London, the fashion set celebrates Fashion’s Night In, with exclusive deals, live chats with designers, and get-it-first opportunities. Don’t know about you, but after Halloween, we could definitely use a night in. Let’s bring this one to the U.S., hmm? [Vogue U.K.]
Bloomingdale’s is known for its shopping bags—it’s Big Brown Bag is something of a modern icon—but for its latest revamp, the store has tapped a few of its nearest and dearest to put their own spin on the shoppers. Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, and Elie Tahari have all contributed new designs, which will begin rolling out next month. [WWD]
The half-glam, half-casual look that’s been a staple of the party circuit for months now finally has a name, courtesy of J.Crew head of women’s design Marissa Webb. (She’s contributed plenty of looks to the genre, like this Fall ’10 one, left.) Ladies, you’re wearing the “intentional screw-up”—yes, it sounds a little bit boarding-school-girl-gone-bad, and yes, we kinda like that about it. [WSJ]
And speaking of boarders-gone-bad, Ryan McGinley hit San Francisco recently for a new show of photos of attractive, young, naked twenty-somethings. Hey, if it ain’t broken… [Hint Mag]
It’s a big day, quite literally, for Elie Tahari: The designer opened a new 2,250-square-foot shop in Saks Fifth Avenue, the largest on the retailer’s fourth floor. “I thought Ron [Frasch, Saks’ president and CMO] was going to give me my own zip code,” Tahari said. [WWD]
And it’s about to be a big week for menswear. According to a rough count, there are 42 men’s presentations and shows scheduled for New York fashion week (not counting coed presentations), making this season the largest for menswear in memory. [WWD]
What do girls want? To shop online for designer clothes. Nothing too strange about that. What is strange is that designers and their reps don’t seem to understand why. [NYT]
Racked applies itself to some heavy-hitting investigative journalism and discovers that the mysterious @FashionWeekNYC Twitterer is…some guy named Nathan Stobezki. Case closed, probably. [Racked]
Good news from fashion’s revolving doors: Vogue‘s Ethel Park has been named T‘s new senior fashion director. [NYT]
Bad news from fashion’s revolving doors: Chloé CEO Ralph Toledano has left the company; designer Hannah MacGibbon is said to be “devastated.” ]Fashionologie]