Elie Tahari to Share Secrets of Success with FIT Design Students
Tahari, currently celebrating his 40th year in business, is an Israeli-American designer who came to the United States in 1971 and began his career working in New York Cityís Garment District. He launched his wholesale career, spanning Africa, South America, and Asia, with the $2 tube top, which became a sensation. In 1974, he opened his first boutique on Madison Avenue and in 1978 held his first fashion show at the legendary Studio 54. Although Tahari came to America with next to nothing, Upper East Side elegance ultimately defined his brand.