5 Things to Know About J. Crew's Jenna Lyons

Celebrity Style Oct. 26, 2011 AT 12:33PM
5 Things to Know About J. Crew's Jenna Lyons Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

J. Crew's creative director and president Jenna Lyons has become the unofficial "it" girl of the fashion world thanks to her dream job, quirky-cool personal style and to-die-for townhouse in Brooklyn, New York.

However, Lyons, 43, is currently making news amidst rumors of a messy divorce from her husband of nine years, artist Vincent Mazeau. According to reports, since their split this summer, Lyons fell in love with another woman in the fashion industry.

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Learn more about the trendsetter:

1. She revamped J. Crew. Lyons is widely credited with transforming the clothing brand's design aesthetic from boring preppy basics to chic, must-have pieces. Her hard work paid off in 2010 when she received a special bonus of $1 million.

2. Oprah featured her closet. Lyons took the talk show host on a tour of her amazing color-coded closet, which included an incredible "wall of shoes" and enviable wardrobe.

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3. She gave her son a pedicure. Last Spring the J. Crew catalogue featured Lyons painting her then 4-year-old son Beckett's toenails hot pink. The media went wild over the photo and a huge controversy ensued.

4. The Obamas love her clothes. When Lyons appeared on Oprah, she called Michelle Obama "the gift that keeps on giving," since the First Lady and her daughters often choose the affordable label for high-profile appearances including the Inauguration, where Obama wore green J. Crew gloves and Malia and Sasha donned coats by the children's line Crewcuts.

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5. You can't miss her. Not only does Lyons dress for work in daring clothing combos like a neon-pink T-shirts with sequin pants, but she stands a staggering six-foot-five in her heels.

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