NEW YORK — Elie Tahari is introducing his first jewelry collection for T Tahari.
The line is being manufactured in partnership with K&M Associates, and will include necklaces, bracelets, statement rings, earrings and brooches priced at suggested retail from about $28 for earrings to $300 for necklaces. Among the details are black diamond briolette-cut stones and clear crystals, and silhouettes include tassels, hoops and linear drops for earrings.
Tahari has had jewelry pieces in his main line for three years, but this is a first for T Tahari. Although the jewelry won’t launch at retail until fall, Tahari is offering a preview of it today during his appearance on “The View.” He will offer his take on fashion, complete with a fashion show of five spring looks during the show’s Fashion Fridays segment, and each audience member will receive a gold tassel necklace from the new line.
The show was taped on Tuesday, and Tahari got to meet the day’s other guests, Keanu Reeves and James Caan, as well as the show’s five hosts — Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Sherry Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Whoopi Goldberg — who were all sporting Tahari, of course. “Seeing all the ladies in my clothes was such a thrill for me. Joy came into my dressing room wearing my denim linen blazer and talked for a while, and Elizabeth looked amazing in the gold lamé pleated skirt that is in our ad campaign,” Tahari said. “I told Whoopi that I want to do a line of sneakers in honor of her because she loves sneakers.”
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
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Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast