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Fashion Week: Calvin Klein's Runway

By Alyson Krueger

Fashion Week: Calvin Klein's Runway
Calvin Klein’s Spring 2013 line was on display last week at the New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.Read More


Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren's Runway

By Alyson Krueger

Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren's Runway
Lauren epitomizes the American dream, both in his preppy American clothing that proudly display the polo horse and rider logo, and with his own story. The designer was born in the Bronx in 1939 to Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants. His original name was Ralph Lipschitz. He studied business, served in the army and changed his name before entering fashion with no formal training in 1967 when he opened a tie shop. By 1997 Lauren oversaw a publicly-traded fashion empire, which still thrives today with a sports and home furnishings outpost in addition to its men’s and women’s clothing line.Read More


Simi Polonsky's Frum Fashion Week Picks

By Alyson Krueger

Simi Polonsky's Frum Fashion Week Picks
Simi Polonsky, an Orthodox woman living in Crown Heights, is an expert at turning runway looks into synagogue-appropriate styles. She grew up in Australia, where she was a personal stylist for several Jewish women, helping them find stunning clothes that meet modesty requirements. Now, with her sister Chaya Chanin, Polonsky is running Frock Swap, a roving New York City consignment store that sells designer clothes to Orthodox women who want to look great while abiding by Jewish tznius customs.Read More


Fashion Week: Rachel Zoe's Runway

By Alyson Krueger

Fashion Week: Rachel Zoe's Runway
Rachel Zoe, the celebrity stylist turned designer, showed her new line this afternoon at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.Read More


Fashion Week: Michael Kors' Runway

By Alyson Krueger

Fashion Week: Michael Kors' Runway
The designer was born in Long Island, N.Y. to Joan Hamburger, a Jewish former model, and her husband Karl Anderson, a college student. His mother remarried when he was five and the designer later changed his name to Michael David Kors. Kors now lives in New York City and married his longtime boyfriend in August of last year.Read More






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