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For the latest episode of Fashion Week International, Charlet Duboc and the Vice team traveled to Tel Aviv to report on its two-day fashion week, explore Israel’s anorexia epidemic, witness the controversial work of fashion photographer Lior Nordman, and meet the alluring women of the Israel Defense Forces. Except they never quite got around to that last part, since on November 15, when the crew was busy filming and lining up their interviews, the commercial capital was hit by a missile attack for the first time in 20 years.
The highlight of our trip to Tel Aviv Fashion Week was seeing Pas Pour Toi, the label designed by Israeli actress Dorit Bar Or. We sat down for a chat with the up-and-coming designer to chat about Israeli pride, stealing from a rabbi, and why she got into designing in the first place.
Tel Aviv Fashion Week was filled with one commonality: talented Israeli designers. But that’s where the similarities end. These designers displayed a wide range of design perspectives, from bare to flare and back again.
This was the week we finally saw the Twilight wedding dress. We also saw offensive billboards, tween thongs, and Thanksgiving style advice. But also awesome puppies! And Muppets! And Obamas!
The chic looks seen at this week’s Tel Aviv Fashion Week extended far beyond the runway, with stylish Israelis and international showgoers turning it out in their most fashionable frocks.
This week in Israel, Roberto Cavalli showed his spring 2012 collection to an audience quite possibly more rapt than that which saw the original Milan showing in late September. While you may be shocked to learn worldwide fashion weeks are still going on, we were even more surprised — make that tickled — that our trip to Tel Aviv Fashion Week would give us a second look at the glamorous collection.