Last night was certainly a cut above the rest, a Crew cut that is. Dressed in a classic Breton stripe top with a glowing green sequin skirt, J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons, President and Executive Creative Director, opened the brand’s first store in Canada at Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall. Taking a short trip on a private jet from New York to Toronto just for the opening, Lyons and J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler (who celebrated his birthday with us!) welcomed top fashion Canucks inside the iconic preppy shop.
Racks and tables were filled with slim capris, colourful flats and those much-talked about cardis that are notable J.Crew classics. And with Lyon’s circling the soirée in her inspiring ensemble, the industry”s elite made a b-line for the fitting rooms to try on a piece or two (a rarity at such private parties). While you click through our TwitPics from last night, be sure to read the story behind J.Crew during our exclusive visit to the HQ’s in New York where Lyon’s shared her secrets to great style and continued success in fashion.