Israelis Taking Over New York Fashion Week Part 3

Ok, so I’ve mentioned making an Israeli-American fashion connection when the head of Second City Style, Lauren Dimet Waters wore a dress created by Israeli designer Mirit Weinstock, based on seeing her clothes after a post I did about her for the blog. I’ve mentioned Jerusalem-born Elie Tahari‘s first fashion show at New York Fashion Week.  I’ve mentioned NYFW mainstay Yigal Azrouel consistently wowing us with his unique draping techniques and feminine designs for the past ten years at New York Fashion Week (as he did last month during the shows.)

Now, let’s talk about Israeli-born Miri-Ben Ari, a beautiful violinist who often plays during top designer Zac Posen’s collection showings and played this year, too.

She’s beautiful, a wiz on the violin, her compositions infuse classical music and hip hop and she’s already worked with stars like Kanye West and Alicia Keys and won a Grammy. Did you know she was discovered by Wyclef Jean?

She’s also now friends with the one and only Zac Posen and regularly contributes to his fashion shows.

“I am so excited to work with Zac Posen for his Fall/Winter 2010 runway show. Our collaboration was organic, it seems like Zac feels fashion and design the way that I feel music, I can’t wait for everyone to check out the special music we put together for this show!” she said in a statement.

Miri produced and arranged the music specifically for Zac.  She played alongside DJ Cassidy who spun some tunes for the understated show.

Besides playing for Zac, Miri has done quite a bit of playing for the fashion crowd. also says she’s become a “formidable force on the fashion circuit.” They remember first seeing her at Fashion Rocks in September 2007.

New York Fashion Week performed live at Zac Posen’s show on Monday, February 15 at 9am. She played alongside famous models like Coco Rocha and Alex Wek, who walked the runway.

Here’s a video of the show!


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