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Friday, April 16, 2010

ELIE TAHARI 'Mary' Dress

Embrace femininity with this retro-inspired shirtdress from Elie Tahari, updated with a layered lapel and finished with a waist-defining tie. Add a black jacket for the office, or dress down with white plimsolls!

From his invention of the tube top (yes, he's the one) to the extensive use of stretch fabrics in fashion, Elie Tahari has repeatedly ventured where others have not gone before. Tahari arrived in NYC in 1973, and his first jobs were delivering laundry, washing cars and pumping gas. A job as an electrician eventually brought him to the city’s garment district. Tahari jokes that he couldn't get any "respect from the girls" as an electrician, and so set his sights on being a designer. His fashion empire, which got off the ground in 1974 with the opening of a boutique on Madison Avenue, now boasts a global presence in more than 40 countries and over 600 U.S. stores.

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