In a second gathering with world renowned fashion designer and entrepreneur Elie Tahari, Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds Women’s Division hosted over 70 women from the New York area at a private briefing, fashion show and dinner at the esteemed visionary’s Fifth Avenue flagship in Bryant Park. The Israeli designer, best known for his sophisticated lines of women’s apparel, welcomed the group to his expansive storefront for an enjoyable evening of conversation, sharing his perspective as an Israeli immigrant on the significance of supporting the Jewish homeland, while treating the women to an elaborate exhibition of his latest designs.
A model walks the runway at the Israel Bonds Women’s Division gathering on May 14, 2019.
In an announcement made at this past International Prime Minister’s Club Weekend in Hollywood, Florida, Israel Bonds’ Women’s Division officially launched Bonds New York Women’s Division, led by co-chairs Shira Lewis, former Women’s Division chair and current board member, and Liran Yechiel, active lay leader. As this Tahari event marked the first engagement organized by the New York chapter, both women addressed the assembly, expressing their gratitude for the support received in developing the new subdivision as well as for the group’s ongoing commitment to the Bonds organization through investments in Israel bonds.
Co-chair of Israel Bonds New York Women’s Division, Liran Yechiel, (left), featured with
fashion industrialist Elie Tahari, Women’s Division’s National Director, Michelle Klahr, and
Shira Lewis, co-chair of Bonds New York Women’s Division at the NYC Elie Tahari boutique.
Following a lively runway presentation of chic models showcasing the latest on-trend Tahari pieces, in addition to a discussion with the legendary founder of Elie Tahari, Ltd., now a multinational brand, guests were delighted by a catered gourmet dinner and then were welcomed to spend the remainder of the evening shopping in the exquisite, widely sought-after boutique.
Guests applaud the latest looks of the season masterfully designed by Elie Tahari.
Thanking all in attendance, the self-taught fashion magnate also encouraged the women to continue demonstrating their passion for the Jewish state by investing in Israel bonds, and by spreading awareness of the importance of exuding pride for Israel and standing by her in today’s challenging times.
Photos: Lauren Kramer