Photo: Isri Halpern. Design: Menusi-Benoish. Styling: Nurit Bat-Yaar

Photo: Isri Halpern. Design: Menusi-Benoish. Styling: Nurit Bat-Yaar
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

"Israel Fashion Art 1948-2008" album-book on TV's Canhel 1.An interview ...

Hi, I have already reported to you about this TV interview about my album-book "Israel Fashion Art 1948-2008" which was shown on IBA's Channel 1 on April 1, 2010. However, at that time I didn't have the recorded video. Now, I'm happy to include the interview itself. It was done while I was in Tel-Aviv and the interviewer Liat Regev was in her Jerusalem studio. That's why the screen is divided into 2 parts.

Several persons, including Rut Dayan (in her forward to the book) and art critic Alice Blitental (in her book review) have indicated to me that "שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל 1948-2008"
indeed brings its readers and especially its photographs viewers to "שיכרון חושים". So I guess I shoudn't
be too upset that the IBA people presented the book on the screen as "שיכרון חושים - אמנות האופנה בישראל".
For the benefit of my English readers I would explain that "שיכרון חושים" means intoxication of the senses and that I have used this expression to call the book in Hebrew "שיכרון עיצובים" which means designs intoxication. This, in order to express the idea that the book's visual emphasis is on creative and imaginative designs rather than on basic, ordinary ones.

As for the interview itself, Liat Regev showed about 20 photos from the book introducing it as "an exciting and captivating book which intoxicates the senses". Among the pictures shown were Singer Ofra Haza's Yemenite coins hood, Bar Refaeli in a special T shirt from the chapter "Talking Clothes", Tami Ben-Ami in her own scarfs-outfit creation, Gideon Oberson 60s gown with a filigree back, Lea Gottlieb of Gottex' fantastically colorful beach-wear, Yaron Minkowski's fabulous, creative golden hat-mask, Fini Leitersdorf's for Maskit embroidered caftan as well as her outstanding design inspired by Artist Y. Simon's painting and her amazing Hamsa inspired outfit, Rozi Ben-Yosef's Kafia-fabric caftans, Rosh Indiani in an artistic Miro inspired print, Dani Bar-Shai's great patchwork skirt, Omri Goren's artistic men's overall, and many other great images. At the end of the interview refering to the artistic rose choker I was wearing she inquired "where is this fantastic thing you are wearing from?" - at this point I told her that a photo of this object d'art designed by Dori Csengeri was in the book as well, adding that Dori Csengeri is a very successful artist whose unique jewelry is exhibited in the international arena both in prestigious stores and in magazines, and that in one of the "Sex and the City" programs her earings were featured on Cynthia Nixon.

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