In the spirit of the season, WWD surveys fashion's shining Jewish stars about growing up Hanukkah in the blizzard that is Christmas, and how they're designing, shopping and celebrating this year.
No sooner had the last sliver of turkey fallen from the Thanksgiving roast than the countdown to Christmas began in earnest, not only at retail but also in schools, banks and homes throughout the country. But where does that leave the Jewish children among us? There's Hanukkah, of course, the Festival of Lights (and gifts), which began on Tuesday and continues through Dec. 11. But menorahs, Maccabees and miracle oil aside, 'tis the Christmas season, and even the happy-go-luckiest Jewish fashion types have harbored mixed emotions at some point over the years.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)