Julia haart daughter: Julia Haart is an entrepreneur and fashion designer from the United States. She is the co-founder and CEO of Elite World Group with her husband, Silvio Scaglia Haart.
She formerly had her own shoe line and worked as the creative director at the Italian luxury brand La Perla. Haart’s choice to quit her Haredi group in 2013 was also the topic of the Netflix miniseries My Unorthodox Life.
Haart was born in the Russian capital of Moscow in 1971. She and her parents relocated to Austin, Texas, when she was three years old. She went to a private school in Austin and was the only Jewish student there. They relocated to Monsey, New York, when Haart was in fourth grade since it has a significant Haredi community, which appealed to her parents as they became more religious.
Haart was a student at Brooklyn’s Bais Yaakov Academy. She learned herself to sew when she was 16 years old and snuck fashion magazines into her home. “To the more Hebrew-sounding Talia in order to find a mate,” she changed her first name when she was 18 years old. She married her first spouse, a yeshiva student five years her senior when she was 19 years old.
During her time in Atlanta as a Haredi Jew in the 1990s and early 2000s, Haart became more dissatisfied with her community. Her treatment of her younger daughter, Miriam, was particularly upsetting to her. She told The New York Times in a 2021 interview that her daughter “Just wouldn’t go along with it. They were attempting to press her down and mould her into that flat figure so they could vanish, just as they had done to me. That was not going to happen.”
Haart also struggled with mental health difficulties, telling the Los Angeles Times in an interview that she had considered suicide before leaving the Haredi community, but was concerned about how the stigma might damage her children’s shidduch prospects. She changed her name to Julia Haart after leaving the community. Haart is derived from Leibov, her maiden name, which is related to Leiv, the Hebrew word for “heart.”
She met her future husband Silvio Scaglia, who was the brand owner at the time while working at La Perla. They tied the knot in 2019.
“Staff who knew her at the time – when she went by the name Talia Hendler – noted that she was adored by students and renowned for her incisive manner,” says Haart, who served as a Judaic Studies instructor at Yeshiva Atlanta in the 1990s and early 2000s. Talia has been selling life insurance under the table for years.
Haart started Julia Haart, a shoe brand, after leaving the Haredi sect in 2013. Her objective was to create shoes that were both attractive and comfortable. To design a comfy high-heeled shoe, she collaborated with a ski boot engineer and a German business that makes a gel used by NASA. Her footwear was eventually marketed in 17 different nations.