Jenna Lyons, President and Chief Creative Officer for J.Crew, is gracing the cover of Fast Company this month because she is a major force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. After all, Lyons has doubled the sales of J.Crew in the last seven years, resulting in a company valuation of $1.7 billion and has been the visionary force behind what has become known as the “cult of J.Crew“ (of which I have been a proud member since 1995). Anna Wintour said last spring, “J.Crew is a force to be reckoned with, and anyone who tells you otherwise is insane.” Those are some big words coming from arguably the most important woman in fashion. More
Topic: women in fashion
Rachel Zoe grabbed lunch with her son wearing a classic tweed blazer which she updated with dark flared denim, bold gold jewelry and Prada shades. More
With multiple major labels and nearly a half-century of fashion-world experience, it would be an understatement to call Donna Karan a design powerhouse. This college dropout turned “Queen of Seventh Ave” has made a career of paying tribute to her city and keeping basics far from boring. Do a deep dive into her rise. More
A teenager in 2013 might be forgiven for having no idea that Jessica Simpson was once a singer and actress. In recent years she’s been way more famous for having babies, struggling with her weight, and, oh yeah, running a billion-dollar fashion empire. Now, however, she’s getting her own “Curb Your Enthusiasm-style” sitcom about her own life, and her producer is comparing her to Lucille Ball.
Anna Wintour, the most powerful woman in the fashion industry, is on the short list to be a U.S. ambassador to Great Britain or France. The news, confirmed by ABC News, was first reported by Bloomberg News’ Hans Nichols, who said Wintour, 63, is among a handful of top Obama financiers interested in the posts. More