“The Image Issue”
Season 1, Episode 6
Image Issue
Air Date

February 7, 2012


Deirdre Shaw


Melanie Mayron

Episode Guide

The Look Book


The Teen Model

"The Image Issue" is the sixth episode of Jane By Design It first aired on February 7, 2012.


After India gives an underwhelming presentation to the company about “the-next-hot-thing” with teenagers, Jane is sent by Gray on a new assignment. She is in charge of creating a new Trend Report -- which means Jane needs to go to her “former” high school to seek out what teenagers really think of fashion. Thanks to Ben’s help, Jane creates a superb video of her fellow high school students discussing their fashion inspirations. But when India spots Billy in the presentation, she correctly suspects that she’s seen him before (at the trunk show party) -- and sets out on a mission to Jane’s high school to uncover the truth.

Meanwhile, Lulu’s father lectures Billy on his appearance, so Billy decides he needs a makeover. He shocks everyone when he shows up at school sans his signature hair gel and with a whole new preppy look. Jane is not happy at all with the change, but Billy points out that he always supports her, so she should return the favor.

Later, Jane and Billy freak out when they spot India and Jeremy roaming the halls of Whitemarsh High. Billy ultimately runs into India, but because of his new look, he’s able to convince her he’s not the guy she saw at the trunk show. Just when Jane thinks she's in the clear, India spots her giving a presentation. She lies and says she was just thanking the students -- and India believes her and leaves.

Also, Ben and Rita go on a date. Plus, Nick kisses Jane!