- Jenna Lyons began her career at J.Crew in 1990 and climbed the ranks to become creative director.
- Lyons’ rare medical condition inspired her to make a natural-looking line of fake lashes.
- Lyons is the first openly gay woman to star on Real Housewives of New York.
Jenna Lyons is known for her signature thick-rim glasses, red lipstick, and merging masculine and feminine styles.
The fashion designer and executive played a major role in reviving the preppy apparel brand J.Crew in the 2010s. She worked for the brand for 26 years, climbing the ranks to become creative director and president. She was a style icon in her own right and helped J. Crew become a multi-billion dollar business.
Her relationship with the fashion world changed when she resigned from J. Crew in 2017. She’s moved on to other endeavors, including a fake lash business and joining the cast of Real Housewives of New York City.
Here’s everything we know about Lyons’ life and career as a fashion designer and former creative director of J. Crew.