AROUND TOWN I
CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ
Oberson swimsuits emphasize black and white.
Multi-colored silk skirt with cotton jacket.
gala tribute dinner spon-
sored by the Women's Divi
sion of Israel Bonds
honored Miriam Sheiik-
man with the National
Golda Meir 90th Anniversary Tribute
Award. Mrs. Shenkman received a
silver replica of the late Mrs. Meir's
Barbara Stollman, incoming na-
tional chairwoman of Israel Bonds
Women's Division, presented the award
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek with
250 guests attending. "She is like an
Israeli general leading the troops to
battle," said Stollman. Stollman and
Linda Goldman, chairman of the event,
both noted Shenkman's dedication to
the Jewish community and love of the
State of Israel.
The after-dinner fashion show
created for Israel Bonds by the Israel
Company for Fairs and Exhibitions and
the Israel Export Institute of Tel Aviv
featured haute couture by Israeli
designers. Kosins Clothes of Southfield
provided the men's fashions.
Miriam Shenkman, left, accepts her award from Barbara
Communal leader Miriam Shenkman
is honored at the Israel Bond fashion
show and dinner
women, the luscious leathers were
in an array of colors including a silver
ensemble with a matching beaded belt.
The crowd reacted to the swimsuit
collection of Gideon Oberson. The
designer chose black and white stripes
and polka dots for his extraordinary
Other fashions included knitted
outfits in black and grey, angora
sweaters and bold-colord raincoats
perfect for day. Evening attire includ-
ed velvet pantsuits, sequined outfits
and silk dresses.
Oded Gera, Tamara Jones, Sara
Miller, Gideon Oberson and Tadmor
were among the Israeli designers
featured. The Israel fashions often in-
clude clothing and fabrics made in
Israel from the cotton grown there.
Many guests look forward to annual
fashion show including Elaine
Brateman, mother of Jonathan and Dr.
Robert Brateman, who came from Ft.
Wayne, Ind. Marsha Beresh, Mrs.
Shenkman's granddaughter, came to
help honor her grandmother. ❑
The show began with models danc-
ing in spectacular leather outfits. The
crowd applauded the dramatic opening.
The leather for men — pants and
jackets — was in basic black and brown.
A black and silver sequined two-piece.
Black, grey and silver knitted outfits by Niba, and trenchcoats from•Kosins.
Black and white theme carried in polka dots.
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