“The Ball,” Design Museum Holon’s summer 2021 exhibition, explores the relationship between fashion, dreams and escapism. Extending throughout the entire museum, the exhibition will offer visitors a highly imaginative experience, forging connections between the history of balls, Western fashion, and the contemporary creations of leading fashion designers in Israel.
The exhibition features some 120 ball gowns representing both historical and contemporary designs, which feature luxurious materials alongside surprising, everyday ones. In addition to the gowns, “The Ball” will showcase some 50 accessories created especially for the exhibition by Israel’s top designers, including a display of glass Cinderella slippers printed in 3D, and a collection of hats inspired by desserts.
You are invited to immerse yourself in an unforgettable, multisensory experience that combines sound, set design and lighting. The creative dialogue between festive and everyday elements, and between the fantastic and the real, raises questions concerning the role of fashion in everyday life, escapism, exaggeration, and dreams of both riches and happiness.
Image: Shahar Avent, "Insanity Anxiety" (Photographer: Michal Chelbin)
Curator: Yaara KeydarArtistic Director and Exhibit Design:Shmuel Ben Shalom