The United States of Fashion Designer Elie Tahari

Directed By: David Serero (First Feature Film) / 65 Minutes
USA / 2021 / English (English Subtitles)
Documentary / Biography
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE, USA, CANADA (English), CANADA (French), ASIA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, ISRAEL, EDUCATIONAL, NON-THEATRICAL
Exhibition Format: Prores/QT

Option for Live Appearance: Q&A
Name of guest: Elie Tahari and David Serero
Role of guest: Subject of documentary (Elie Tahari) and director/producer (David Serero)

Original Title: The United States of Fashion Designer Elie Tahari

Synopsis

Fashion Designer and Mogul Elie Tahari, has been living the American Dream for more than 50 years. He came to New York, from Israel, in 1971 with less than $100 in his pocket, slept on benches in Central Park, and went on to build a billion-dollar fashion empire.

“The United States of Elie Tahari” is the first documentary ever produced about Elie Tahari, filmed during 2020. Directed & Produced by David Serero, 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‚Äôs creative process and endurance in the fashion world. Several fashion personalities such as Fern Mallis (aka the Godmother of Fashion), Fashion designers Nicole Miller and Dennis Basso, Melissa Rivers (daughter of comedian Joan Rivers), Arthur S. Levine, WallStreet Journal Fashion Journalist Terri Agins, Instagram influencer Julia Kananovich, artist Lynna Davis, Disco music, models, Studio 54 and more, are part of this documentary.

You’ll also watch the journey of his family coming from Iran, the refugee camp of Ma’Baarot, Sephardic origins and more!