The Jewish faces of spring-summer 2020 fashion

It’s that point in the fashion cycle when all eyes are on the new season campaigns. With some of the most stylish members of the tribe being tapped for major ad campaigns this season, here are the Jewish icons to look out for. 

Marc Jacobs for Givenchy

One of America’s best-known designers, Marc Jacobs recently closed New York Fashion Week with a majestic runway show. But he is increasingly feted for his personal style, too, sharing his outfits of the day (think pink tweed Chanel jackets and glitter nails) on Instagram. It’s no wonder that Paris brand Givenchy chose him to star with Charlotte Rampling in its spring/summer campaign, which evokes “memories of Paris and New York in the Nineties”.

Ezra Miller for Saint Laurent 

With cheekbones you could grate cheese on and a gender-fluid style that’s all his own, the star of Fantastic Beasts is a regular fixture on the front row — including, last September, rocking up for the Saint Laurent show in Paris wearing a leopard print coat with matching shorts and silver glitter boots. So who better to star in the latest phase of Saint Laurent’s SS20 campaign? Watch him strike a pose in moody sequins.

Zoë Kravitz for Saint Laurent

Zoë Kravitz is everywhere right now, from the starring in the remake of High Fidelity to sitting front row at the FW20 Saint Laurent runway show with rocker dad Lenny. A face of the brand since 2017, she released a line of lipsticks with the house last summer, so it’s no surprise to see her in Saint Laurent’s SS20 campaign, set in the heat of the desert and shot by Juergen Teller.

The Haim sisters for Rodarte

The Mulleavy sisters behind LA-based label Rodarte like to do things their own way, and for SS20 they decided to forego a runway presentation in favor of a look book starring a few of their favorite muses — including the Haim sisters Este, Danielle and Alana. Also pictured in their old Hollywood-esque collection? Jewish pop artist King Princess, aka Mikaela Strauss, resplendent in waved hair and teal sequins.

Beanie Feldstein (and friends) for Aerie

No doubt you spotted some familiar faces when lingerie brand Aerie unveiled its role models for 2020. As well as Booksmart actor (and Jewish fashion icon) Beanie Feldstein, this year’s crop also includes writer and actor Hari Nef, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and model and self-care activist Iskra Lawrence — a roll call of modern Jewish talent and activism. Inspiring? I’ll say.

Susannah Cohen
Susannah Cohen is a fashion journalist, e-commerce editor (specialist subjects: lingerie and diamonds) and Jewish mom. Recently relocated from London to the West Coast, she’s feeling a lot more spiritual these days.