"" wondermomo: ELIE TAHARI 'Malia' Dress & 'Donna' Dress

Friday, December 4, 2009

ELIE TAHARI 'Malia' Dress & 'Donna' Dress

One of the first New York City designers to open a boutique in the early 1970's, Elie Tahari’s eponymous label is today -- perhaps unbeknownst to many -- one of the strongest performing brands for fashion retailers across the U.S. (Saks, Bloomingdales) & more recently the U.K. (Selfridges, Harvey Nichols).
This Fall season, Mr & Mrs Tahari (wife Rory is VP & Creative Director of the brand) were obviously feeling happy & optimistic as they worked watercolour florals & abstract prints into their fitted but billowy dresses, referencing the iconic painter Tamara de Lempicka (best known for her Art Deco portraits of alluring, bedroom-eyed women in stylish clothes & haunting poses).

By day, these fresh & modern dresses become appropriate office wear when toned down with a suit jacket & professional pumps. Then by night, change into killer heels & add some sparkle (a clutch, some jewellery), & you’re ready to party!
- Top: Elie Tahari Malia Dress
- Bottom: Elie Tahari Donna Dress

Check out model Yulia sashaying in the dreamy 'Malia' dress at 2 minutes 35 seconds in:-

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