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21 Questions with… Elie Tahari [NYFW Edition]

Elie Tahari answers our quickfire questions as he prepares for his Fall 2014 show.

  1. Elie TahariThe night before my show I will most likely… be working into the late hours of the night with final model fittings, making sure everything is perfect.

  2. The morning of my show I plan on… eating a healthy breakfast; I know there is a busy day ahead and will need all the energy I can get.

  3. When it comes to managing stress… meditation is the cure for me.

  4. What I'm most excited for Fall 2014 is… the luxurious detailing with leather trims and amazing prints.

  5. For me, Fall 2014 is all about… statement outerwear pieces.

  6. The item of clothing I'm currently wearing the most is… my neon T-shirts layered under my button downs.

  7. When I'm at work, I love wearing… my Prada sneakers; they are so comfortable and I am able to run back and forth to my design meetings.

  8. The most treasured item in my closet is… my Elie Tahari Duncan Jeans because they wash beautifully and fit like a glove.

  9. My beauty essentials are… my Kiehl's Facial Fuel Lip Balm and Eau de Monsieur eau de toilette from Annick Goutal.

  10. My Fashion Week must-haves include… great food…my team likes to order Mediterranean and of course music to keep us energized.

  11. When I'm looking to get inspired I… take a walk around the city; it's provided me with endless inspiration for the past 40 years.

  12. I could never travel without… my tablet.

  13. The one electronic I can't live without is… my iPhone.

  14. If my days had one extra hour I'd… spend it with my children.

  15. The last thing I Googled was… Richard Serra artwork.

  16. I'm dying to splurge on… an exotic vacation, so I could explore a new destination.

  17. My guilty pleasure is… my sweet tooth.

  18. I couldn't survive Fashion Week without… my amazing team, everyone works around the clock to finish the collection in time and I couldn’t do it without them.

  19. I will always be excited about NYFW because… I love to see what my peers create. NYFW is such a special time in our community, it’s a week filled with amazing energy and creativity.

  20. When it comes to picking models… I always go for the natural fresh look, I love a girl with a personality….the models bring the clothes to life.

  21. As soon as my show is over, I plan to… have a toast with my team and celebrate the successful end of another Fashion Week.