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#1 Pinchas

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

Kate Middleton’s Favorite Designer Built on Hasidic Kapote



By: Malkah Fleisher

Published: February 13th, 2012


http://www.jewishpre...ote/2012/02/13/


The favorite clothing designer of Duchess Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William of England, built her success on the purchase of a Hasidic boy’s coat in a second hand store in Israel.

Katherine Hooker visited Israel a decade ago, and fell in love with a long black Hasidic kapote in a second hand store, according to the designer. Soon after, she found a tailor in India who agreed to make her a copy. When her friends became enamored of the garment, she made several duplicates, ultimately opening her own shop in London in 2004. Some of her items sell for almost $2,000.

Middleton has become a fashion icon since her highly-publicized engagement and wedding to Prince William. She is particularly liked in the religious Jewish community, because of her tendency toward non-revealing attire.

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#2 Kalashnikover_Rebbe

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:23 AM

Katherine Hooker visited Israel a decade ago, and fell in love with a long black Hasidic kapote in a second hand store, according to the designer. Soon after, she found a tailor in India who agreed to make her a copy. When her friends became enamored of the garment, she made several duplicates, ultimately opening her own shop in London in 2004. Some of her items sell for almost $2,000.



Certainly beats the "family business"... :ninja:
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