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Fashion Tastemaker of the Year: J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons

December 27, 2012  
Filed under Smart & Savvy

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{Photo Courtesy of Glamour}


BUMP INTO Jenna Lyons and you can expect to see her 6-foot frame in a flawless set of mix-and-match ensembles and her signature dark-rimmed glasses, both of which she pulls off with class and creativity. As the current president and executive creative director of J.Crew, Lyons transformed the company from plain preppy to refined peppy without compromising on its classic looks that the brand is known for. And that is her genius. This past November, Jenna Lyons was named Glamour’s Women of the Year and the brand has been only going upward ever since she took the reins as creative director in 2007.

Lyons’s love of fashion began when her tall height made it difficult to shop for clothes and she started making her own in the seventh grade. Starting off at J.Crew as “an assistant to someone’s assistant in 1990,” Lyons climbed up the ranks to her current position 17 years later–a number that is pretty hard to reach today where a 1 or 2-year stint at a company is more “normal” for us twentysomethings and thirtysomethings.

Congratulations Jenna, keep doing what you’re doing.


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