Fall Fashion Finds
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FROM LEFT: Elie Tahari; the new Elie Tahari boutique Fashion Island; a look from the Elie Tahari fall 2010 collection
Orange County Opening
Fashion designer Elie Tahari has added a new boutique to the vast array of shopping at Fashion Island. The expansive 2,500-squarefoot space houses the entire women’s, men’s and accessories collections, including the new men’s suiting line launching this season. We went straight to the designer for the buzz on the new store.—LAUREN TERRILL
LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL Describe the atmosphere inside your new Fashion Island store.
ELIE TAHARI: Each store is specifically designed for its location and environment. I always want to accomplish a dramatic design where the clothes are the focal point and customers feel at home.
LAC: What were your inspirations for fall?
ET: The women’s collection pays homage to women who travel the globe in style, like the sophisticated elegance of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express. The men’s collection is urbane and sharp, yet young and easy.
LAC: Why did you decide to open your first California store?
ET: The California woman is stylish, spirited and sophisticated; she wants to feel elegant and sexy—she is our customer. Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach; elietahari.com