The 10 Plagues of Passover, Depicted Through Fashion

God said, “Let there be fashion,” and there was fashion.
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God said, “Let there be fashion,” and there was fashion.
Photo: Vogue Nippon

Photo: Vogue Nippon

This evening marks the first night of the Jewish holiday Passover, aka Pesach. We all know the story of Passover — ok, a lot of us do. For those who aren't so in-the-know, here's an extremely over-simplified summary: Many, many moons ago, the Hebrew people were cruelly enslaved by the Egyptians, who had a beyond-evil Pharaoh ruling over them. Things got really bad, but the Israelites were helpless in escaping. Finally, God stepped in by inflicting 10 God-awful (in the most literal sense) plagues upon those Egyptian meanies, eventually leading to the Jews' freedom and their following Exodus. As well as the invention of matzoh.

So, how is this night different from all other nights? Because on this Passover, we've decided to put a style-spin on our seder with a fashionable depiction of the Ten Plagues — all in good fun, of course! Click through for some religious education (Vogue is a bible to some people, after all), and maybe even pick up some trivia to impress your zaid (that's 'grandfather' in Yiddish). Deyenu!