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Elie Tahari was a smart bet to open the festivities of the Beverly Hills Fashion Festival: the man has actual cred as a designer, his looks are wearable (and buyable), and his bright, shiny, bedazzled and lamé-friendly evening pieces appeal to many an aspiring Beverly Hills housewife. The collection he sent down the runway at the BHFF was made up of pieces from Spring 2011, and a few pieces that were (allegedly) created especially for the show. There was an abundance of foofy -- feathers, fringe, and oh so much gold -- but at the core, the collection had a classic American sportswear vibe: a-line skirts, trousers, twists on classic dresses, all with an air of confident modesty. It's a shame the dresses weren't available to buy right there on the spot.
· Elie Tahari [Official Site]
· All Beverly Hills Fashion Festival Coverage [Racked LA]