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October 3, 2018 by

Sara Berman’s Closet

Sara Berman's Closet

 

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September 27, 2018 by

Fashion Statements •

Israel’s globally trendsetting fashion design is the subject of the exhibition “Fashion Statements,” that features a diverse range of over 150 outfits of traditional dress, both Jewish and Arab, and explores themes of religious and national symbolism. The exhibition’s four sections—Holy/ Land; Austerity/Prosperity; Made in Israel; and Fashion Now—move the viewer from late 19th-century indigenous pre-Zionist “fashion” to the Europeanism and Orientalism in the early decades of the state, to the growth of leading industries and fashion houses like Gottex, Maskit, Fini Leitersdorf, and Rojy Ben-Joseph, as well as global contemporary brands. Until Feb 1, 2019, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. israelmuseum.org.il

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July 26, 2018 by

An Ode to Iris Apfel

At age 84, Iris Apfel had the distinction of being the first living person whose clothing was exhibited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned Costume Institute. Ever since I stumbled upon the show Rara Avis: Selections from the Iris Apfel Collection at the Met in 2005, I became an ardent fan of Apfel. Walking through the galleries, I was captivated by her highly original way of mixing  high-low fashion, as well as her knack for building an outfit with the depth, complexity and wit of an accomplished visual artist. 

Iris_Apfel_at_MIFFI bought the accompanying book and kept Apfel on my radar—and so did the media. There were the various sightings and snapshots by the late Bill Cunningham, a 2015  Emmy-nominated documentary by the late Albert Maysles, a costume jewelry line sold on the Home Shopping Network and a partnership with MAC Cosmetics. But it was the most recent addition to the Apfel canon, Iris Apfel: Accidental IconMusings of a Geriatric Starlet (HarperDesign) that made me understand her place in the tapestry (pun intended!) of Jewish history. 

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