Dreams and Escapism: The story of 120 dresses in historical and contemporary designs

Fashion is a world of dreams: the designs, cuts, fabrics and fashionable trends that change are a mixture of fantasy, beauty, creation and personal statement. The world’s top designers and fashion houses make sure to fulfill fashionable dreams every season in shows that are a winning combination between a show and a refreshing escape from the gray reality of most of us.

The historian and art curator Yaara Kedar decided to explore the connection between fashion, dreams and escapism and is currently presenting “The Prom”, a new exhibition at the Design Museum in Holon. The exhibition (which will close on December 11) features 120 dresses in period designs – historical and contemporary – designed by the best Israeli designers.

For the benefit of the exhibition, the Design Museum in Holon has become a magnificent ballroom. The lower gallery shows a reconstruction of the popular dresses and cuts at different times in history, from the 18th century to the 80s of the last century. The upper gallery hosts the modern prom, which features Israeli couture at its best, focusing on evening dresses. The perimeter corridor features a journey in the footsteps of Cinderella shoes, an exhibition that creatively showcases the cultural incarnations of the Cinderella shoe, using models printed on a 3D printer.

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Among the many dresses on display at the exhibition are Shai Shalom’s coin dress sewn from 15,000 coins, Ninet Tayeb’s wedding dress designed by Victor Blaish and Gadi Elimelech, dresses designed Birch oak, Worn by Lady Gaga and Katie Perry, colorful tulle dresses by Dawn Sash, Wedding dress of Leahy Hood In a digital print sponsored by Thyme and a fiber optic dress by Edith Barak.

“After many months of a global epidemic, four rounds of elections for the Knesset and a war, the prom exhibition provides the perfect escapism,” says Alon Livneh, whose exhibition features eight dresses. “As a designer whose worlds of fantasy and couture are part of his work, this exhibition is for me the perfect thrill. Each dress is carefully selected.”

Fashion section 16/07/21 (Photo: PR)Fashion section 16/07/21 (Photo: PR)

“The exhibition talks about escapism, and what’s more appropriate for evening and wedding dress designers,” says designer Victor Blaisch, who is responsible for the exhibition and styling of the exhibition together with Yaara Kedar and presents three dresses. “For me the word prom connects to pompousness, erupting femininity, grandeur.”

“As a wedding and evening dress designer, I immediately connected to the concept and idea of ​​the exhibition,” says Lee Grebnau, who presents two dresses. “I am glad that Israeli fashion designers are being given a stage, because the fashion industry in Israel deals mainly with wedding and evening dresses, and exports quite a bit abroad.”

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