Taylor Swift Jacket Designed By Towson Grad Inspires Super Bowl Charity Auction


Towson University graduate Kristin Juszczyk, left, designed this Travis Kelce jacket for Taylor Swift, right. Juszczyk has since designed a Super Bowl puffer vest that’s being auctioned off for charity. (Ed Zurga/AP Photo; Stephen Greathouse/Shutterstock)

TOWSON, MD - A Towson University graduate has made waves since designing a Travis Kelce jersey jacket for Taylor Swift. 

Fashion designer Kristin Juszczyk is using her newfound platform to fundraise for charity, creating a hand-sewn Super Bowl puffer vest that's up for auction.

All proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The auction price was up to $33,800 when this story was published. The auction closes Saturday at 11:59 p.m.

"I’m so excited!!! Ahhhhhh," Juszczyk said in a Thursday Instagram post announcing the auction.

Juszczyk is originally from New York. She graduated from Towson in 2016, The Baltimore Sun said. She met her husband, former Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk, while at Towson. 

Juszczyk moved to the San Francisco area when her husband signed with the 49ers in 2017. 

She started making her own outfits when the couple wanted a custom Halloween costume one year, NBC Sports Bay Area said.

Juszczyk later started converting jerseys into other clothing, drawing interest from big-name athletes. 

She has designed pieces this season for Olympian gymnast Simon Biles along with 49ers wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel. 

That popularity kicked into overdrive last month. 

Juszczyk designed this Kelce jersey jacket for Swift to wear during the Chiefs Jan. 13 wild card win over the Miami Dophins. Juszczyk also created a Patrick Mahomes jersey jacket for his wife, Brittany Mahomes.

After making jackets inspired by Kansas City stars Mahomes and Kelce, Juszczyk's San Francisco 49ers will face the Chiefs this Sunday in the Super Bowl.

Juszczyk capitalized on her rising popularity and the Super Bowl buzz for this week's charity auction. 

The black puffer vest is Juszczyk's first design officially licensed by the NFL. 

The unisex large vest has the Super Bowl 58 logo on the front left shoulder. The number 58 covers the chest and back. The numbers are filled with the Super Bowl logo's colors. 

The nameplate on the back reads "SUPER BOWL." The Roman numerals for the game, LVIII, line the collar. The front bottom right has the date and the teams playing in the big game.

To see photos or make a bid, visit the auction page.

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