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Fashion Statements

Israel’s globally trendsetting fashion design is the subject of the exhibition “Fashion Statements,” that features a diverse range of over 150 outfits of traditional dress, both Jewish and Arab, and explores themes of religious and national symbolism. The exhibition’s four sections—Holy/ Land; Austerity/Prosperity; Made in Israel; and Fashion Now—move the viewer from late 19th-century indigenous pre-Zionist “fashion” to the Europeanism and Orientalism in the early decades of the state, to the growth of leading industries and fashion houses like Gottex, Maskit, Fini Leitersdorf, and Rojy Ben-Joseph, as well as global contemporary brands. Until Feb 1, 2019, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. israelmuseum.org.il