|Israel Fashion Show Highlights Models|
Tamar Chapter of Hadassah Israel
Fashion shows can often be frustrating because the models are so young and so painfully thin that women in the audience – other than those who are very slim – simply cannot picture themselves in any of the garments being paraded. However, when Jackie Stapleton of the Tamar Chapter of Hadassah Israel asked fashion designer Lea Toren if she would contribute some items from her collection for a fundraising fashion show to benefit Hadassah’s Michaelson Institute for the Rehabilitation of Vision, Toren not only instantly agreed, but said that she would create individual designs to suit each of the models, none of whom was under 50 and most of whom were over 60.
Utilizing a mix of fabrics and opting for brilliant colors, clever layering and draping, Toren turned all her models into eye catchers. She also demonstrated how one basic outfit, with a simple variation in top, can take on a completely different appearance.
The audience thoroughly enjoyed the fashion show because everything they saw seemed to be wearable. They were thrilled with the color plays and the way in which figure flaws were camouflaged by floating fabrics.