Glam Style Setter: Elie Tahari

Elie Tahari is one of the American fashion industry's most revered designers. Since opening his first boutique on Madison Avenue in 1974, Tahari has been creating clothing that conveys a sense of understated elegance and glamour. His company motto: “Clothing should be quieter than the woman so that her true beauty can shine through.” Tahari, who will show his Spring 2012 collection on Thursday, September 14th at Lincoln Center, took a break from designing to share his inspiration, favorite New York haunts, and the closet he covets!

What's inspiring you now?
The ornate details of Ancient Egyptian architecture.

Where will you be wining and dining this season?
I love The Crown and The Lion

Describe your Spring 2012 collection in 140 characters or less:
The Spring 2012 collection is inspired by ancient Egypt for the modern day Cleopatra

What three things can you not live without?
My children, the beach, love and my work- so four things!

What's the most stylish place in New York?
Bergdorf Goodman

Whose closet would you like to raid?
My sons'- he has more sneakers than I do!

What's the last thing you Googled?
Jackie O

Describe your perfect weekend:
Family and great weather!

Tell us something our readers would be surprised to know about you:
The older I get the more I realize that love is all there is.