Elie Tahari vs. His Staff
Elie Tahari isn’t taking any prisoners. The designer has recently fired nearly all of the top executives at his label, sources told The Post. Reached yesterday, Tahari officials confirmed the designer lately hasn’t been happy with the direction of the brand, which has annual revenue of more than $500 million.
“He wanted to build the company into a global powerhouse, and he thought he needed to make a few changes,” Scott Currie, vice president of communications, marketing and advertising. Tahari began swinging the ax late last year, when a tiff over the company’s fall 2012 collection spurred the ouster of creative director Kobi Halperin, sources said.
Since then, casualties have included the chief operating officer, chief financial officer, general counsel, president of wholesale, head of human resources and Halperin’s wife, who held a position in operations, according to sources. Some insiders said the company remains mired in chaos as Tahari still has yet to replace most of the fired execs. But retailers insist they’re not concerned with the future of the brand.
Bravo to Follow Decades for Show
Bravo has picked up a reality show centered upon Los Angeles vintage purveyor Decades co-owners Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver. The name and premiere date of the show are still being finalized, but it is tentatively called “Decades” and is likely to start airing during the fourth quarter of this year.
“The show will focus on shining the light on the rarefied and very specific part of fashion that we live in. We are curators and fashion arbiters,” said Garkinos. The show will also provide a glimpse at the business relationship between Silver and Garkinos, who have merged their previously separate operations into a single entity.
This will be Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne (also known as her diamond jubilee)… so what better way to honor her than to give her an fragrance? British perfumer Clive Christian is best known for making the world’s most expensive perfume, the cleverly titled Clive Christian No. 1. Although you can still buy the scent at $865 a pop, Christian will be repackaging the same perfume in a fancy new Lilibet-honoring bottle. So, is anything different besides just the bottle?
The limited-edition Imperial Jubilee perfume will contain a higher concentration of the fragrance, making it richer, just like the Queen herself. There will only be 500 bottles of the perfume, and they’ll go for $1,300 each. Save up your pennies for the release on June 1.
– Taneisha Jordan
Source: WWD; InStyle; NY Post
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