Elie Tahari has come a long way since coming to this country with only $100 in his pocket. His first fashion job was out of Newark selling hats and gloves on the street and decades later he’s built a dynasty. It’s an inspiring story; one that continues today with yet another milestone in the designers career. Today, is Elie Tahari’s 40th Anniversary and with that he’s earned the accolade of a holiday. Going forward September 4th is now Elie Tahari Day! It doesn’t get more official then an opening speech by Joan Rivers and a signed proclamation by Mayor Bloomberg.
Followed by opening remarks, Mr. Tahari took the stage in appreciation. “The city of New York has given me everything,” the designer shares with the crowd. He takes a moment to acknowledge Joan Rivers saying, “when I grow up I want to be just like her.” She makes people laugh and makes them happy. So in honor of the day he asked the audience to celebrate by “making someone happy today.”
Mission accepted! Congratulations Elie Tahari!