Inspiring Dynamic Fashions for the Israel Defense Forces


On May 12th, a sold-out audience of over 350 attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles for FIDF’s very special Inspiring Dynamic Fashions for the Israel Defense Forces Fashion show in honor of Israel’s 63rd Independence Day.  The invitation-only event drew a glamorous crowd of celebrities including recording artists Macy Gray and Won-G, actress Phoebe Price, and many prominent members of the community, including FIDF National VP Rabbi Isaac Jeret and FIDF Western Region Chairman Leo David.

Ifat Bechor (FIDF Director of Marketing), Lt. Michael Grinker,
Neomi Levy, Miri Nash (FIDF Western Region Executive Director),
Sgt. Shavit Wiesel, Lt. Itai Apeloig

Lt. Itai Apeloig, Neomi Levy, Moran Atias, Sgt. Shavit Wiesel, Lt.
Michael Grinker




The much-anticipated fashion event featured nine Los-Angeles-based Israeli-American designers including Dina Bar-el, Gypsy 05Biya/Johnny Was, Pure by Raw 7, Sledge USA, Tal Sheyn, Treasure Rock, Rouge, and Jewish designer Natalia Romano.  Each designer also created and showcased a one-of-a kind blue and white dress inspired by the Israeli flag that was featured in the finale and auctioned off directly following the runway show in a silent auction with all proceeds benefitting the soldiers of the IDF.

The event also launched the FIDF ‘Make a Difference’ T-shirt campaignThese tees showcase the “IDF Humanitarian Tour” – a listing of just some of IDF’s most recent responses to human crises around the world including crises in Japan and Haiti.  T-shirts , designed Gypsy 05, are available for purchase for $36, with 50% of proceeds benefiting FIDF wellbeing and educational programs for IDF soldierswww.fidf.org/makeadifference.

Lt. Itai Apeloig and Rapper Won-G

Ifat Bechor, Lt. Michael Grinker, Neomi Levy, Sarai Givaty, Lt. Itai
Apeloig, Sgt. Shavit Wiesel, Miri Nash



Rapper Won-G and Sarai Givaty

The event’s MCs: Shirly Brener and Ilana Shoshan



Netta Most, Lati Grobman, Shirly Brener

Fashion designer Dina Bar El modeling the “Make a Difference”
T- Shirt



Sarai Givaty opening the fashion show in a dress designed by
“Gypsy 05”

Fashion show, models showcasing dresses and IDF uniforms



Fashion show, models showcasing dresses and IDF uniforms

Fashion show, models showcasing dresses and IDF uniforms

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