Best Dressed #6 of 39 (not in order!): Jenna Lyons

Thursday, March 10, 2011
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The March issue of AVENUE features our seriously selective list of the 39 Best Dressed Women in New York. Here is just one of the 39…keep coming back to see who else made the cut!

Jenna Lyons: The Mix-And-Match Maker

During her two-plus decades at J.Crew (she became president in July 2010), Jenna Lyons has re-invented the brand—taking it from a back-to-school catalogue for boarding school kids to a real fashion label with new specialty stores (J.Crew Bridal!) sprouting up on Madison Avenue. “I have a hard time with the word ‘preppy,’” Lyons has said. “To me, it’s a way of styling.” Lyons is a master of creating unusual looks that work, mixing sequins with paint-splattered pants. Her knack for mixing and matching has landed her on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and influenced First Lady Michelle Obama, who famously wore a J.Crew cardigan with an Alaïa dress. To get Lyons’ look, go to J.Crew’s website where “Jenna’s Picks” has a cult following.


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