Monday, April 30, 2012
Ilanit's 1973 participation in the international song contest was Israel's first time in it and it won her the honorable 4th place. But this is not the reason I'm bringing it up now. This week Ilanit is going to star in the television program "Dancing with Stars" and according to her appearance in a sexy black lace gown in the show's promo it looks like she is going to be a big hit.
This brought to mind her Eurovision biblical caftan about which I wrote in my book since there's an interesting story behind it. The fabric it was made of was originally a fabric used to make simple kitchen towels. But since it was made from a weaving and knitting combination technique it had a slightly 3D texture which aroused the designer's interest who upgraded it with colorful stripes inspired by Beduin fabric. She then decorated it with a crochet knitting.
The dress aroused a lot of interest in Europe and Rozi Ben-Joseph got a lot of orders for it. In order to cope with them she hired the help of elderly ladies in an old age home who recreated the crochet knitting decorations. After all the orders were completed and the caftans were shipped the golden-age ladies were disappointed that they aren't needed any longer. In order to make them happy and provide them with income Rozi decided to decorate additional gowns with crochet pieces.
Posted by Nurit Bat-Yaar at 11:27 AM