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Marlene Meyerson JCC

NOT BY THE BOOK (ENGLISH)

Fashion historian and curator Ya’ara Keydar, invites you on a captivating journey through the wardrobes of writers and literary figures who have shaped our culture - and the songs they inspired. The event features live music by Oren Barzilay.

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NOT BY THE BOOK (ENGLISH)
NOT BY THE BOOK (ENGLISH)

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Marlene Meyerson JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave at, W 76th St, New York, NY 10023, USA

About the event

Fashion historian and curator Ya’ara Keydar, invites you on a captivating journey through the wardrobes of male and female writers and literary figures who have shaped our culture - and the songs they inspired.

The event features live music by Oren Barzilay and couples fashion with famous literary protagonists to celebrate their clothes, the stories they unfold, and how they have influenced our world.

What is Alice’s dress doing in a Beatles song? How did Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf become fashion icons? In which book did Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress first appear? What thrilling secret lies behind Dorothy’s ruby-red slippers? And which female poet became a rock star and shaped the style of an entire generation?

Barzilay (frontman of the Israeli band “Dr. Kasper’s Rabbit Show”) will play distinctive arrangements of famous songs exclusively for the show, transformed into unique video art by artist and illustrator Geffen Refaeli, and video artist Rino Avidar.

The evening’s music includes:

Moon River by Audrey Hepburn  Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by The Beatles Lady Stardust by David Bowie Songs of My Beloved Country by Chava Alberstein (in Hebrew) Forever Young by Alphaville  Because the Night by Patti Smith Group Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

Ya’ara Keydar is a fashion historian and curator. Her recent exhibition “Alber Elbaz: The Dream Factory", opened in September 2022 at Design Museum Holon. Previously, Keydar curated the museum’s exhibitions “The Ball: Fashion & Escapism", (2021) and "Je t’aime, Ronit Elkabetz" (2018). This event will be in Hebrew

The event will be in English

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