Jewish prayer shawl gets moment of glam

Jewish prayer shawl gets moment of glam

NY Fashion Week

Has a tallit become a fashion statement?

An unidentified men’s fashion enthusiast was recently spotted wearing a real tallit — not one of the faux H&M ones — outside a Tommy Hilfiger event in Manhattan, Racked reported last week.

Vogue photographer Phil Oh captured the New York Fashion Week: Men’s participant wearing a black wool coat and a black beanie to go with the dark-striped prayer shawl.

The tallit has been an inspiration for retail fashion for a long time. Last month, H&M offered a near-tallit scarf; later, it apologized. The company also sold a tallit-esque poncho back in 2011. Old Navy had a similar cardigan last year.

But real Jewish prayer gear hitting the fashion circuit in New York — not to mention the webpages of Vogue — seems like a new development.


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