Jenna Lyons, president and executive creative director of J. Crew Group, and Rachel Zoe, creative director of the Rachel Zoe Collection and editor in chief of The Zoe Report, traded fashion information at #WhatSheSaid, a speaker series sponsored by W Hotels.
The discussion was moderated by Sarah Easley, cofounder and former owner of Kirna Zabete, who is now a fashion consultant. Some 130 people were in the audience Monday night at the W Hotel Times Square, including students from The New School’s Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology. Suzanne Cohen, director of brand marketing, W Hotels Worldwide, North America at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., introduced the panelists.
Easley, who was wearing a metallic Rachel Zoe jumpsuit, said Zoe is known for her signature style “and single-handedly is responsible for all things Seventies, and you taught America how to mix moods and high-low.”
“I don’t remember a time I wasn’t at one with the jumpsuit,” said Zoe, who noted that the jumpsuit that Easley was wearing was her favorite piece in her whole collection. “It pretty much represents my spirit. That’s what I want to be all the time. I wear it to Whole Foods,” Zoe said.
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