The Real Housewives of New York City is adding a new cast member for the show’s eighth season and she’s a classic Housewife. Jenna Lyons, former executive vice president of retail and product development at J. Crew, will sign on to join the well-established cast next season, E! News revealed Tuesday.
About Jenna Lyons
Jenna Lyons is a fashion designer and former president and creative director of J.Crew. She’s also been a regular on the reality TV show “Project Runway.” Now, she’s joining the cast of “The Real Housewives of New York City” for its upcoming 11th season.
Lyons was born in Boston and raised in San Francisco. She attended Parsons School of Design and interned at Vogue before landing her first job at J.Crew in 1990. She worked her way up the ranks at the company, eventually becoming its president and creative director in 2010.
During her time at J.Crew, Lyons became known for her unique personal style, which often included brightly colored clothing, bold prints, and statement accessories. She was also praised for her work in helping to turn around the struggling retailer’s fortunes.
Lyons left J.Crew in 2017 after 27 years with the company. Since then, she’s launched her own fashion line, Jenna Lyons Collection, and has been a regular guest judge on “Project Runway.”
Now, she’s set to make her debut on “The Real Housewives of New York City.” The show is set to return for its 11th season later this year.
Why is she joining ‘RHONY’?
Jenna Lyons is joining the cast of ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ for its upcoming eleventh season. Lyons, who is best known for her work as the president and creative director of J.Crew, will be appearing as a guest star on the show.
Lyons has been friends with some of the ‘RHONY’ cast members for years, and she is excited to have the opportunity to join them on the show. “I have been a longtime fan of the franchise and it will be fun to watch these strong, inspiring women in their element,” she said in a statement.
As a successful businesswoman and fashion icon, Lyons will bring a unique perspective to the show. She is sure to add plenty of drama and intrigue to the already-explosive mix of ‘ RHONY’ personalities.
Her Successful Career
The former J.Crew exec and current “RHONY” cast member has had a very successful career. She started out as a design assistant at J.Crew, and eventually worked her way up to the position of president and creative director. During her time at J.Crew, she is credited with turning the company around and making it the fashion destination it is today. She also has her own line of clothing and accessories called Jenna Lyons Collection. In addition to her work in fashion, she is also an author and has written two books, “The Love Story” and “How to Be a French Girl in America.”
The Company She Started with Her Husband, J.Crew
Jenna Lyons is the former J.Crew exec who is joining ‘RHONY’. She started the company with her husband, J.Crew, in 1997. Together, they built the brand into a multi-million dollar business. Jenna is a creative force behind the scenes, and her husband’s public face for the company.
Jenna grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. She attended Parsons School of Design, where she met her future husband, J.Crew founder Millard Drexler. The two married in 1992 and have one son together.
In 1997, Jenna and J.Crew launched their first store on Madison Avenue in New York City. The company has since expanded to over 450 stores across the United States. Jenna is responsible for the brand’s unique aesthetic, which has been described as “preppy with a twist.”
Jenna stepped down as president and executive creative director of J.Crew in 2015 after 27 years with the company. She has since launch her own fashion line called LoveAdy by Jenna Lyons.
What are her Plans for ‘RHONY’?
As the new housewife on season 12 of The Real Housewives of New York City, Jenna Lyons plans to bring her unique sense of style and humor to the show. A former J.Crew exec, Jenna is known for her love of fashion and her ability to mix high and low brands. She’s also known for her wit and candid sense of humor, which she plans to use to shake up the RHONY cast.
Jenna is excited to join the cast of RHONY and hopes to bring some much-needed levity to the show. She knows that the ladies of RHONY can be catty and competitive, but she’s ready to take them on with a smile on her face. Jenna is sure to be a breath of fresh air on the show and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us!
Thoughts on Jenna Lyons Joining the Show
Jenna Lyons is a fashion designer and former J.Crew executive who is joining the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City. She is known for her unique sense of style, and her addition to the show is sure to add some much-needed fashion flair.
While some may view Jenna as an unlikely addition to the reality television series, I think she could be a great asset to the show. First and foremost, Jenna is a native New Yorker, so she knows the city inside and out. Additionally, her background in fashion will be a valuable asset in terms of offering critiques and advice on the ladies’ outfits (and let’s face it, we could all use a little help in that department).
Of course, only time will tell how Jenna fares on RHONY, but I for one am excited to see what she brings to the table. Welcome to the show, Jenna!