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

Photo: Isri Halpern. Design: Menusi-Benoish. Styling: Nurit Bat-Yaar
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Israel Fashion Art 1948-2008" on Radio, Television, & the Press.

"Israel Fashion Art - 1948-2008" - book's cover photo taken by Miri Davidovits of a Jacob Harpaz gown. Model: Adaya Meirchek.
Hi, It was past midnight. I was about to slip into dream world when the phone rang. Who could be calling me at such an hour, I was wondering while picking up the phone. The voice on the other end of the line informed me he is calling from Kol Israel's (The Voice of Israel's) Reshet Bet radio station and that Moshik Timor would like to interview me about my album-book "Israel Fashion Art – 1948-2008"
"שיכרון עיצובים – אמנות האופנה לישראל 1948-2008"

Moshik Timor is one of Israel's leading and most admired radio stars, and even though his late-night program "Shishi Ishi" starts at midnight, he has many listeners. So, I got out of bed and waited for his 1:20 a.m interview with me which started after a Julio Iglesias song.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Moshik Timor not only for saying that "the book is breath-taking" and "stunning" and for describing the "unbelievable research" it involved as: "a doctorate dissertation", but also for enabling me to answer his questions without cutting me short as interviewers tend to do nowadays. All the responses I've received after this interview from people who listened to it live or the next day on the internet were very appreciative.

Those of you who understand Hebrew can listen to it on the following link:
After clicking on it, please roll down the page to Moshik Timor, Shishi Ishi and put the video on 1:20.

One of "Israel Fashion Art 1948-2008" exclusive photos shown on TV's "Mehubarot 2" show. A Steve Neiman photo of Tamar Shalom & Ilit Danai 1994 knit design. Model: Galit Gutman.
Exciting as this interview was, it wasn't the only very pleasant surprise that the album book and yours truly experienced last week. There's a very popular reality television program being broadcasted nowadays called "Mehubarot" ("Connected"). It's about 5 gals that were each given a video camera in order to document their lives. The other day, while I was watching it, I all of a sudden, noticed my album-book on the screen. It turned out that one of the gals, Dina Avramson, decided to give it to her mother as a gift.

The mother, who in her youth wanted to be a fashion designer, un-wraps the gift and upon seeing the book's cover picture expresses her enthusiasm with three Wows!!! She, then leafs through its pages while saying how beautiful its photos are.

The link to that television episode is:,7340,L-9213,00.html
once you click on it – select chapter 8 and move the video to a little before 20 minutes at which point this scene begins. Thank you Dina, this was such an exciting surprise!

Last but not least, last Wednesday a striking picture from the book of a strapless velour dress by Papco was featured in "Yedioth Ahronoth"'s "Zmanim Modernim" ("Modern Times") magazine. Shelly Gross, the magazine's fashion journalist chose it as an inspiration reference to the color-blocks trend for her spring-summer trends article of this very special holiday issue of the magazine. Thanks so much Shelly.

Happy Holiday!

An 1977 Papco velour dress exclusive to "Israel Fashion Art - 1948-2008" album-book, taken by Mula Eshet. Model: Hani Perry.

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