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Lauren White and Amir Taghi at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
Lauren White and Amir Taghi. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
31 Vicki Barazande, from left, Shahrzad Bina and Atessa Barazande at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
Vicki Barazande, from left, Shahrzad Bina and Atessa Barazande. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
28 The scene at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
The scene at the Amir Taghi launch. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
24 Shelbi Smith and David Peck at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
Shelbi Smith and David Peck. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
22 Model in satin gaberdine tailerd top with draped skirt at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
A model at the Amir Taghi launch. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
18 Reagan Bauer, from left, Danielle Cullen, Iraj Taghi and Mary Cullen at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
Reagan Bauer, from left, Danielle Cullen, Iraj Taghi and Mary Cullen. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
17 Model in organza embroidered crop top with draped skirt at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
A model at the Amir Taghi launch. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
14 Mahnaz Amiralai, left, and Homa Taghi at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
Mahnaz Amiralai, left, and Homa Taghi. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
12 Lauren Dupuis and Alex Taghi at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
Lauren Dupuis and Alex Taghi. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
11 Kristen Cannon, from left, Miya Shay and Hasti Taghi at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014.
Kristen Cannon, from left, Miya Shay and Hasti Taghi. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
9 Heshi Amin, from left, Tanaz Jabbari and Hasti Taghi at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
Heshi Amin, from left, Tanaz Jabbari and Hasti Taghi. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
Lauren White and Amir Taghi at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
31 Vicki Barazande, from left, Shahrzad Bina and Atessa Barazande at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
28 The scene at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
24 Shelbi Smith and David Peck at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
22 Model in satin gaberdine tailerd top with draped skirt at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
18 Reagan Bauer, from left, Danielle Cullen, Iraj Taghi and Mary Cullen at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
17 Model in organza embroidered crop top with draped skirt at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
14 Mahnaz Amiralai, left, and Homa Taghi at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
12 Lauren Dupuis and Alex Taghi at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014
11 Kristen Cannon, from left, Miya Shay and Hasti Taghi at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014.
9 Heshi Amin, from left, Tanaz Jabbari and Hasti Taghi at the Amir Taghi launch May 2014

What: Amir Taghi Atelier fall/winter 2014 presentation.

Where: Deborah Colton Gallery.

The 411: Designing wunderkind Amir Taghi took over the art gallery on North Boulevard for an evening showcase of his latest designs. The cocktail event, catered by Del Frisco's Steak House, doubled as a benefit for Leukemia Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year candidate Hasti Taghi, the young designer's cousin.

With the collection Amir says that he employs luxurious fabrics "as well as draping, representing the rich sense of design that Iran (his parents homeland) is known for." He constructs other pieces "in a rigid manor showing the constraint the women have living in that country." A trio of talents helped bring the show together — Vico Puentes on styling, Karla Enrique on makeup and Tree Vaello on hair styling.

Who: Family and friends in the mix included designer David Peck, Donae and Rob Chramosta, Megan Pruitt Winder, Miya Shay, Ruchi Mukherjee, Elie Taghdisi, Roz Pactor, Mary Cullen, Maryam Afshari, Danielle Cullen and the designer's parents, Fariba and Iraj Taghi

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