NEW YORK — The new Elie Tahari store at 510 Fifth Avenue here is not a conventional retail space. Passersby may glimpse pattern cutters and sewers plying their trades in the oversize windows of the store, or witness a photo shoot inside, with models posing and then disappearing into the conveniently situated fitting rooms to change outfits.
There’s also a circular 30-ton Mosler vault door in one window — now flanked by mannequins wearing Tahari’s cheery summer collection — a vestige of the landmarked Modernist building’s history as the home of Manufacturers Trust Co. bank and, more recently, J.P. Morgan Chase.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"