This week, we're asking people outside of the fashion industry to give us their takes on the New York runways. Way
outside of the fashion industry. Religious leaders!
Yesterday, Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, S.J. shared his thoughts
on some of NYFW's most questionable ensembles, and today, Pratt Institute's Religious Affairs Committee Chair Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, and his wife, Rebbetzin Ariella Weinstein, are sounding off on more head-scratching Fall 2013 looks.
Let's get started! Alexander Wang:
"Judaism encourages women to be attractive whilst remaining modest,"
Ariella told StyleBistro. "Therefore, I give credit for the modesty, although it's going to be hard to dial an iPhone with those furry mitten arm-extenders!" (ImaxTree) Alexandre Herchcovitch:
"She looks like the tiger from the movie Life of Pi," Ariella said. "On that note, you don't want your eyes covered in a life boat." (ImaxTree) Duckie Brown:
"I like that the hair and jacket are matching," Rabbi Simcha said. "I try and do that with my beard! Can somebody please explain the pink socks, this rabbi does not get it?" (ImaxTree) Ruffian:
"The colors are beautiful," Ariella said. We agree! "Not sold on the hat, which looks more like an ice pack, although an ice pack may come in handy if she keeps her eyes covered." (ImaxTree) Louise Goldin:
"The sweater makes her look like the Michelin Man," Ariella told StyleBistro. "Otherwise, it's a good look." (ImaxTree)
Rabbi Simcha Weinstein is a best-selling author who recently was voted "New York’s Hippest Rabbi" by PBS Channel 13. He chairs the religious affairs committee at Pratt Institute and recently published his latest book, The Case for Children: Why Parenthood Makes Your World Better.
Mrs. Ariella Weinstein is the co-founder and director of the Rohr Jewish Center in Clinton Hilll. She holds an MA in Sepcial Education and lives with her husband and four children (who don't sleep) in Brooklyn.