The Israeli exhibition presents a glimpse to a new generation of Israeli artists and designers, with fresh and innovative designs that explore contemporary society through traditional artistry, cultural diversity, hybrid design and technological developments pervading society.
The historic plight of the Jews and the issues facing the complex, modern day Israel has given rise to a vibrant and eclectic culture, rich in art and design. The conflicts and challenges that makeup Israeli society offer a source of creativity to which the Israeli artist embraces, confronts and questions, raising issues pertaining to ingrained conventions, preconceived notions, values, origins and prejudices. Under the circumstances, the Israeli drive to overcome obstacles and break new ground has given rise to an extraordinary creative hub, in which the impossible becomes possible.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER exhibits his iconic 1993 collection, “CHIC RABBIS”, which testifies to the interesting connection between the designer and Israel.
A unique, fascinating, innovative and highly creative collection that caused scandal for its references to orthodox Jewish dress codes, but still today a milestone in the Jewish tradition linked to fashion.
Video Editing: Meytal Hadad
Photos by: Silvia Vaulà & Marina Bar Golani