“Be kind to everyone you meet,” someone once said. “For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” None more so than fashion designer Elie Tahari, who was physically removed from an Intermix boutique Saturday after a tussle with a security guard.
Designer Elie Tahari is being sued for sexual harassment by fashion consultant Marcy Castelgrande. In the lawsuit, filed on Friday in a Manhattan federal court, Castelgrande alleges that she was fired after a 2011 modeling session where the designer tried to lift her skirt in a room full of co-workers.
The recession is shaking the fashion industry's foundations. Last fall's 85% discounts begat this spring's layoffs. Magazines have folded, labels have shuttered, and consumer spending continues to fall. Anna Wintour thinks this could be solved with a spot of price-fixing.