THE WOMEN OF THE WEST have been in the grip of the Jewish fashion industry for many, many, many centuries. After all, clothes are one of the Seven Essentials of Life. After air, water, and food, we all need clothes more than anything else to protect us from the natural environment and for our personal modesty.
So, of course, where there is a need, there are crafty merchants always ready to fill that need. And when there is big money to be made by sewing on an extra ribbon or some lace and calling it “the latest fashion” that every girl must wear, then the stage is set for profiteering on a huge scale. And clothes become not only a necessity but they become an extravagance. And anything that is an extravagance is also expensive. And what produces expense and profits, also produces Jews in the garment business.