Elie Tahari grew up in an Israeli orphanage and made his way to New York City with less than $100 in his pocket. While moonlighting at a boutique in Greenwich Village in the 70’s, he was introduced to the world of fashion. Inspired by that era’s dazzling discos, Tahari began to create flirty dance dresses and his label was born. His creations were so well-received that he was one of the first fashion designers to open a boutique on Madison Avenue in 1974. Parlaying his keen ability to predict what a woman wants from fashion before she even knows it, he turned his attentions in the 80’s to the tailored suit – a design effort that redefined the decade, and that made Tahari a household name. Today, Elie Tahari continues to delight women with styles inspired by his belief that “clothing should be quieter than the woman so that her true beauty can shine through.” Tahari is deservedly one of the most successful labels in the fashion industry.