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David Serero wins Best Director Documentary Award for his film about Fashion designer Elie Tahari. 

David Serero wins Best Director Documentary Award for his film about Fashion designer Elie Tahari. 


The Berlin Indie Film Festival has announced its results on June 12th, 2021, and awarded several filmmakers for their independent films. Over the years, Berlin has become a pivotal platform for independent filmmakers. “The United States of Fashion Designer Elie Tahari,” directed and produced by David Serero, received the Award for “Best Director on a Documentary” by the Berlin Indie Film Festival.


Fashion Designer and Mogul Elie Tahari has been living the American Dream for more than 50 years. He came to New York in 1971 with less than $100 in his pocket, slept on benches in Central Park, and went on to build a billion-dollar fashion empire. 


« The United States of Elie Tahari » is the first documentary ever produced about Elie Tahari, filmed in 2020. Directed & Produced by David Serero, this highly anticipated documentary tells the life of Elie Tahari from his birth and origins (born in Israel with Iranian parents) throughout all of his achievements and legacy. Part of the documentary is also dedicated to Tahari’s creative process and endurance in the fashion world. Several fashion personalities such as Fern Mallis (aka the Godmother of Fashion), Melissa Rivers, Fashion designers Nicole Miller and Dennis Basso, Arthur S. Levine, WallStreet Journal Fashion Journalist Teri Agins, Instagram influencer Julia Kananovich, artist Lynna Davis, Disco music, models, Studio 54 and more, are part of this documentary.


« In this documentary, you’ll discover the whole inspiring story of Elie Tahari and his fashion world and process, as rarely shown before. David Serero added, « I want this film to be loved by fashion lovers and connoisseurs, as well as the ones who are not familiar with that important artistic environment. This documentary is educative, inspiring, and a celebration! You’ll feel like joining a large party! Said Serero. Elie Tahari is the definition of courage, determination, kindness, and…chutzpah! His parents fled Iran and moved to Israel, where he lived in a refugee camp Ma’Abarot’, then moved to New York without speaking English and has contributed to the New York fashion life for more than 40 years with his iconic and visionary signatures such as the Tube Top, the Woman Suit and more. » 


The Official Trailer of « The United States of Elie Tahari » is available here:

https://vimeo.com/501311580


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