After earning his degree in Fashion Design, Tadashi began working at a prominent clothing manufacturer where he climbed the ranks for several years. Troubled by the fact that women had few options for special occasion dresses in the contemporary market, Tadashi identified a niche and set out on his own. Established in 1982 by designer, owner, and president Tadashi Shoji, the Los Angeles-based fashion house Tadashi has become widely recognized for its original designs and innovative collections. Tadashi also launched the Tadashi Shoji Signature Collection during Fall 2007 New York Fashion Week to rave reviews. The collection features high-end, one-of-a-kind pieces created with luxurious fabrics and hand-embroidered beading. By featuring the utmost in luxury and elegance, the much-anticipated collection continues to elevate and hone the brand’s image in the marketplace. His designs have won a loyal following with well-dressed women worldwide, including celebrities such as Shakira, Tyra Banks, Deborah Messing, Emmy Rossum, Kate Walsh, and Sara Ramirez. In flamboyant seventies Tadashi created designs for A-list stars including Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, The Jacksons, and Earth, Wind, & Fire.