NEW YORK — With the Fort Hamilton High School Marching Band playing in the Fifth Avenue store window and top brass from Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus gathered inside, this was no ordinary Wednesday morning. This was Elie Tahari Day, proclaimed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
“We’re here to honor a fashion legend on the occasion of his 40th anniversary,” said city official Robert Goldrich. “Elie is a big proponent and supporter of Save the Garment Center, a nonprofit that serves to promote, preserve and save New York City as the world’s fashion capital by supporting, connecting and advocating for local factories, suppliers and designers.”
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?"