Israeli artist Maor Zabar’s creations look deceptively delicious, but they are meant to be worn not devoured. He uses felt, plastic and wire to create incredibly realistic models of delicious dishes and incorporates them into fashionable headgear. Some of his clever designs include a berry pie beret, an outdoor picnic fascinator, and even a salad sombrero.
36-year-old Zabar began designing the hats a couple of years ago, when he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. “When I discovered I had Crohn’s disease, I was forced to start a special diet and was unable to eat many of the foods I have always loved,” he revealed. “So instead of eating them, I created them out of felt and fibers and made them into beautiful fascinators.” And although he’s cured of his illness now, he still loves adding new designs to his Food Hat Collection.
Zabar, who is a teacher at Shenkar’s College of Fashion in Israel, said that the collection is also inspired by his work as a costume designer and theater set designer. He makes each hat differently, and each one may take a different amount of time to complete depending on the intricacy.
“I do believe my work is unique and I hope people see that,” he said. “I have a hunger and an urge to create beautiful headpieces for women to wear that will make them feel glamorous but still unique, creative and sometimes even humorous.”
“My hats are designed with a wink in the eye and a tongue in the cheek and I think that is what my customers really respond to,” he added. “People buy hats from be because they want something that stands out from the crowd and I am more than happy to oblige.”
At around $300 a piece, Maor Zabar’s food hats may not be the cheapest in the world, but they are bound to make you look mouth-watering.
Photos: Maor Zabar
via Daily Mail