Elie Tahari featured on CBS Sunday Morning

February 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm Leave a comment

JW Yates

As always, this year’s Fashion Week in New York City was full of stories, myths and rumors. The media, the press and the public descended on the heart of America’s fashion industry looking for the next big trend, the most current fads, and, of course, all the juicy celeb-fed gossip.

Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore and Brooke Shields showed up at Donna Karan’s show. Gwen Stafani, Fergie and Michael Douglas made appearances, and Kanye West rolled seemingly everywhere with a crew of bodyguards about a dozen deep. But amongst all the glitz, star-power and myth-making, a few genuine stories made it into the mainstream press.

BMS client Elie Tahari—whose new line was a featured hit at the Mercedez-Benz Fall Fashion Week—garnered a lot of attention this year as much for his great rags-to-riches bio as for his fur, lace and animal-print designs. After making a big splash with a collection of well-received women’s clothes, many eyes turned to Mr. Tahari himself, whose half-a-billion dollar business is now the stuff of legend in the industry, and the envy of every upstart wannabe in town.

From Israeli orphan immigrant, to underground NYC disco designer, to undisputed fashion mogul, Mr. Tahari has come a long way, and his success story is finally getting noticed beyond the image-driven high-fashion industry. Not known as an outlet for glamor or glitz, the CBS Sunday Morning show did an eight-minute feature on Mr. Tahari’s colorful bio, and his indomitable, optimistic spirit.

Tahari Building circa 2001

So, how did Elie Tahari—inventor of the tube-top—go from sleeping on a Central Park bench, to owning a landmark high-rise on 5th Ave? There were many bumps along the path, and plenty of trial and error, but as Tahari himself admits, “Even a kick in the butt is good if you’re headed in the right direction.” Discover more about his American success story on CBS’s Sunday Morning broadcast:


And make sure to visit the Elie Tahari website for blogs, photos, and a catalog of his new Fall Line for women.



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