The life and occasions of Elie Tahari are coming to the large display screen. The style designer would be the topic of a characteristic documentary to be launched on Amazon Prime Video in March. The movie is produced and directed by David Serero, an actor, director, producer and opera singer.
The movie, entitled “The US of Elie Tahari” traces Tahari’s life from his upbringing in Israel, the place he lived in a refugee camp, to his arrival in New York in 1971 — unable to talk English and with lower than $100 in his pocket, sleeping on benches in Central Park.
It follows his design profession from making tube tops to launching his eponymous Tahari model in 1973, increasing into ladies’s footwear, sun shades, equipment and males’s put on, whereas opening shops across the globe. Through the Eighties, the designer’s tailor-made go well with helped outline a decade, as ladies entered the workforce in droves.
“I needed to take part on this documentary to depart a legacy for my youngsters, to encourage individuals and encourage them to observe their goals,” Elie Tahari instructed WWD.
Amongst these featured within the movie are Fern Mallis, Nicole Miller, Dennis Basso, Arthur S. Levine and Teri Agins. The disco scene, fashions and Studio 54, the place Tahari held his first vogue present, are all featured.
A part of the documentary is devoted to Tahari’s artistic course of and his endurance within the vogue world. The designer will likely be celebrating 48 years in enterprise this 12 months.
That is the primary documentary ever produced about Tahari and was filmed throughout 2020. As reported, Tahari shut down his wholesale enterprise when the pandemic hit final March. His collections are nonetheless offered on-line and in Elie Tahari retail shops.
To view the trailer: