(idea submitted and written by Ronit J.)
(special shout-out to the senior class of The Emery/Weiner High School in Houston)
Jews have been involved in the fashion industry ever since they migrated to the Lower East Side and started working with shmattes. There are plenty of Jewish designers- including Ralph Lauren born Ralph Lifschitz, Max Azria, Kenneth Cole, and Michael Kors, among the few who are popular among Jews in general, but Marc Jacobs has emerged as the most popular amongst Jewish Young Adults.
Born in New York, Marc Jacobs attended Parson’s the New School of Design, where he received the award of “Best Design Student of The Year”- an ostensible sign that Jacobs is Jewish. He has designed a myriad of collections that have debuted at New York fashion week and has many stores throughout the United States. From his Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags to his accessories and perfumes, Marc Jacobs has been marked a favorite.
Not only do JYAs love his merchandise, but they also love to flaunt his Semitic heritage, as seen in a conversation between two females, one a JYA and one a Non-Jew.
Sally , Non Jew: “Oh my gosh Elisheva! I love that bag, is it Coach?”
Elisheva, JYA: “Please. It’s actually the new Marc by Marc Jacobs.”
Sally: “I really like it!”
Elisheva: “ Thanks. I totally got a discount cause my dad is friends with his Rabbi in Teaneck.”
JYAs can‘t deny their love for Marc Jacobs. From his muy sexy colognes, to his tight fitting shirts, Jacobs has hit the jackpot with the JYAs.