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

Photo: Isri Halpern. Design: Menusi-Benoish. Styling: Nurit Bat-Yaar
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Did "Israel Fashion Art" Album-Book by Nurit Bat-Yaar Inspire Paris' S/S 2012 catwalk?

Liza Boker fabric snake outfit in Avi Ganor's photo exclusive to "Israel Fashion Art"
"שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל" album-book by Nurit Bat-Yaar, modeled by Tami Ben-Ami.

Hi, when prince charming, beloved Alber Albaz of Lanvin (who made the presigeous Time magazine's 100 List) kindly wrote an introduction to my album-book "Israel Fashion Art" "שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל" he concentrated on our very first encounter. It was before he had even registered for fashion studies at Shenkar. He was a soldier in charge of cultural affairs and approached me asking if I would agree to give a fashion lecture to some soldier girls within a small fashion show of Liza boker's designs. No wonder Boker, was Alber's choice. She was one of Israel's most creative fashion talents in the 1980s and was very highly regarded by Alber.

After viewing Lanvin's s/s 2012 magnificent show a couple of weeks ago - I couldn't stop thinking of
Elbaz's appreciation of her. The reason was Alber's stunning Svarovsky snake dresses design. Was Elbaz inspired by Boker's fabric snake design seen here above. By the idea of its swirling around the the model's body and neck? I believe so. Consciounsly or un-consciously seeing it and recalling it in "שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל" must have influenced his own very unique snake dresses designs.
And thus, I am happy to conclude that the historic album-book "Israel Fashion Art" had its share in inspiring Paris catwalks creations.

Alber Elbaz for Lanvin Paris s/s 2012 Photo curtsey of
This was not the first time Alber made references in his Lanvin's creations to his Israeli cultural hertigage. Another one was a collection he created from long strips of grosgrain ribbons which corresponded with a dress Maskit's Fini Leitersdorf designed for Golda Meir (for her meeting with Gana's President) from such ribbons during the Tsena period, when rationing policy made fabrics scarced and need became the mother of invention.

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