Even after a really busy day, I could not pass up a chance to attend
the opening of a new exhibit at the Tower of David Museum.
Summer of Inspiration: “Threads” exhibit is now on view
down inside the ancient fortress of the Tower of David.
Ten Israeli fashion designers have created
original costumes around the theme of ‘Women of Jerusalem’.
There are dresses for Queen Helena
and the Queen of Sheba.
Want to try to guess who inspired this red number?
This is an outfit for Salome Alexandra
and this one for Shira.
This black and white outfit is very prim & proper
as is the dress for Hemda Ben-Yeuhda.
But this one for Melisende
and this one for Roxelana are as unusual as the names of the women.
No matter what you think of these designer fashions and the show,
I think we might all agree,
that while it is impressive by day,
as the sun sets and the lights go on,
the Tower of David is even more magnificent!
These one-of-a-kind fashions and their photographs
will be on display in the museum until October.
New threads in an ancient fortress,
where else could this be happening,
but in Jerusalem, Israel?