The United States of Elie Tahari

Showings

Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Nov 7 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:64 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/FxCfaw6TDV8
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Serero

Description

Fashion Designer and Mogul Elie Tahari has been living the American Dream for more than 50 years. He came to New York in 1971, from Israel, with less than $100 in his pocket, slept on benches in Central Park, and went on to build a billion-dollar fashion empire. There are thousands of fashion companies worldwide, but only three have lasted for being more than 45 years globally and are still run by their founders: Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Elie Tahari.


“The United States of Elie Tahari” is the first documentary ever produced about Elie Tahari. Filmed in 2020, this highly anticipated documentary tells the life of Elie Tahari from his birth and origins (born in Israel with Iranian parents) throughout all of his achievements and legacy. Part of the documentary is also dedicated to Tahari's creative process and endurance in the fashion world. Several fashion personalities such as Fern Mallis (aka the Godmother of Fashion), Melissa Rivers, Fashion designers Nicole Miller and Dennis Basso, Arthur S. Levine, Wallstreet Journal Fashion Journalist Teri Agins, as well as Disco music, models, Studio 54 and more, are part of the film.


In this documentary, you'll discover the whole inspiring story of Elie Tahari and his fashion world and process, as rarely shown before.


The Sedona Jewish Film Festival is presented by the Cultural Committee of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley and the Sedona International Film Festival.