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The sheer power of the fashion industry is awesome, in the most literal sense of the word. It can influence so much more than what we wear, and when it uses its power for good, fashion can substantially make a difference. J. Crew is the latest fashion brand to do this, and next week it launches it’s new charitable initiative “Garments for Good” with a line to support one of Manhattan’s best parks.
Jenna Lyons is six feet tall, so she certainly doesn’t need five-inch stilettos for the height. In the latest “J.Crew On Film” video, Lyons reveals just how many pairs of shoes she owns, gives us a glimpse at how the brand’s shoes are made, and explains how important heels are to a woman.
Jenna Lyons is auctioning off her precious time in the name of charity, but it won’t come cheap.
For those of you who were gearing up to recreate Michelle and Malia Obama‘s adorably coordinated winter looks from yesterday’s Inauguration, we have some disappointing news for you: J. Crew will be retiring the pieces worn by both “out of respect for the first family.”
The Obamas started their busy Inauguration Day at St. John’s Church in Washington D.C. this morning, and despite the chill, the Obama women made big statements with their outerwear.
We have a real soft spot for J.Crew but their latest purse — and its incredibly luxe price tag — seems a little outrageous.
Earlier this week, the New York Times published an op-ed by Delia Ephron (yes, that Ephron) airing her frustrations with J.Crew’s (among others) holiday shopping and shipping service. Ephron called her experience with the retailer as “mundane and problematic as all our Web purchases, which in my family include paper towels and toilet paper.” On Thursday, J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler responded.
We already know who took home the grand prize at last night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards (that would be Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman), but there was no shortage of champions on the red carpet, either. Designers, models, editors, and fashion fans alike donned their best all-American duds and stepped out to strike a pose or two.
Sometimes Photoshop fails are offensive, like when a company hacks away at an already-skinny model’s waist, whittles their leg into a veritable twig, digitally removes their entire ribcage, or excises every last woman from their catalog. Other times, however, they’re just plain funny, like with this picture from J. Crew‘s e-commerce website, which ostensibly shows off the label’s casual chic Jackie cardigan.
Following the footsteps of Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin, J. Crew has just launched an ad campaign that features regular people (read: non-models) who work in the fashion and media space. In other words: the retailer has tapped a crew of successful individuals who are known more for their work than their mugs.
Oooookay this is a bit much.
Purple is out, pink is in.
It’s been confirmed that J. Crew is partnering with Hong Kong-based luxury retailer Lane Crawford in order to bring its merchandise to the Asian market. And now it looks like the prepster’s one-stop shop will be opening a brick-and-mortar store in London, which would be its first outside of North America. British shoppers, rejoice!
J.Crew is taking over the world, one continent at a time — starting with Asia.
We all thought Jenna Lyons‘s Met Gala outfit consisted of a regular denim jacket and Schiaparelli pink skirt, but turns out that there’s more than meets the eye. She took to J. Crew‘s Tumblr to reveal the many secrets behind her ensemble.
There is no shortage of Mickey Drexler interviews. Not that we’re complaining! We love us some J.Crew.
You already know Jenna Lyons is a busy, busy lady. As president and executive creative director of J Crew she is responsible for overseeing an ever-growing empire of chambray shirts, sequined pants, and featherlight cashmere. She has also paid a visit to the White House – but not without some minor complications.
On May 7, designers, models, actresses, and all sorts of fashionable peeps will come out to support the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute exhibit honoring Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli. (Even if Prada herself isn’t a fan.) But the opening Gala is as much about the attendees as it is the honorees, which means the invite list is a Very Big Deal.