Swedish-based Israeli costume designer Aviad Arik Herman designed the dress on commission. The long-sleeve gold top appears rather conservative — mesh fabric with crystal and lace embroidery. It’s not until you reach the bottom of the white A-line skirt that the controversy occurs. Skimming the floor is a city skyline that includes the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and the Tower of David.
“I am proud to celebrate this historic date through art and fashion, and I am happy that this work by Israeli designer Aviad Herman is so moving and honours the beautiful status of our eternal capital Jerusalem .”
However, while Israel claims sovereignty over all of the city, most of the international community, as well as Palestinians, regard the east of the city as under Israeli occupation.