Model Behavior: Behind the Scenes of Tel Aviv Fashion Week

On the catwalk, they are the picture of elegance, poise and style. But when the cameras are allowed behind the scenes, they often tell a very different story.

A model enjoying a light-hearted moment at Tel Aviv Fashion Week in March, 2014. Gili Cohen-Magen

Tel Aviv Fashion Week got underway on Sunday evening with Italian fashion house Missoni’s presentation of its Spring-Summer 2014 collection.

Attending the event were Fashion Week’s guests of honor, Missoni’s chief designer Angela Missoni, and her mother, the company’s founder Rosita Missoni.

At an especially lengthy reception, speakers included Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Hulda’i, Fashion Week producer Motty Reif, and another guest of honor, Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani, who explained that she understood the difficulties faced by young designers trying to set up their own businesses, which is why she so appreciates their work. The evening was enthusiastically emceed by actress and producer Noa Tishbi, who now lives in the United States.

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