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L.G.: Do you still remember what it was like sleeping on a park bench?Um, yeah. You can't be expected to get through pages and pages of that, so we'll sum it up for you: Elie Tahari was homeless and then he became a fashion designer and founded and sold Theory and, well, that didn't go so great — he's suing his former partner/friend. But it's not like that was the end of the world! His company makes $500 million a year, and Elie, 55, and his 35-year-old wife and partner Rory live in a "$25 million, 9,300-square-foot Prince Street triplex loft designed by Christian Liaigre, complete with a 2,700-square-foot roof deck, a gym, a sunroom, and a screening room," that was formerly inhabited by another May-December couple, Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng. Still, it took Anna Wintour 30 entire years to invite him up to Vogue for a meeting. Which sucks, but not, you know, as much as sleeping on a park bench. The World According to: Elie Tahari [Portfolio] UPDATE: A reader just sent us this link to a slideshow of Tahari's insanely envy-inducing apartment. Warning: Viewing may make your apartment feel like a park bench.
E.T.: Yes. L.G.: What was that like? Do you remember how that felt? E.T.: Um, I have slept on floors and outdoors and in the fields, whatever. When I arrived in New York — it was 1971 — it was a couple of weeks in Central Park. I was a 20-year-old, and I didn’t even know that Central Park was not safe at night. Now, it’s safe. In those days, it wasn’t safe. L.G.: But do you remember the physical sensation of what that felt like, to sleep on a park bench? Do you have some muscle memory of that? E.T.: Um, it was stiff. [Laughs]
"You're definitely out on a limb when you grow a mustache, especially a flamboyant one, and if you do, you always run the risk that people will think you're going too far."That's right, folks! Tomorrow begins Movember, a monthlong Australian contest which encourages businessmen grow mustaches, or "mos," in order to raise funds for prostate cancer. This is the first year that the contest has come to the U.S., but it seems that New York's finance guys might be a little too uptight to, ahem, "sport a mo." The Journal points out that none of the chief executive officers at the top-ten Fortune 500 companies have mustaches — although we imagined what some of them would look like if they did, above — "and for young professionals seeking to follow in their footsteps, growing one may seem like a step in the wrong direction." Take the experience of Christopher Doyle, a 26-year-old audit assistant at Deloitte & Touche, who was given a "gentle reminder" to shave after only two days of work. Well, that's Wall Street for you. Clean-cut at the office, drag and nipple clamps at home. Growing Facial Hair for Charity [WSJ] Movember [Official site]
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