J. Crew President Jenna Lyons' Divorce Thrusts Her Into Media Spotlight
The company honcho is reportedly battling husband Vincent Mazeau for custody of their son and millions of dollars.
J. Crew president Jenna Lyons has been thrust into the media spotlight because of her divorce from artist Vincent Mazeau.
The couple wed in 2002 and often appeared with their son Beckett in the label's catalogue in its "Jenna's Picks" feature. They split this summer.
The New York Post reported Wednesday that the break-up has turned messy, with them fighting over Beckett and her millions -- she reportedly earns $5 million a year as head of the preppy touchstone. Another reported twist involves Lyons' rumored liaison with another woman who works in the fashion business.
Lyons was promoted to president of J. Crew in Sept. 2010. She was named executive creative director in April 2010.
Though widely respected by fashionistas and the industry insiders, she says she's not a "tastemaker." Lyons told New York Magazine earlier this year, "My goal is not to be a tastemaker. It has never been that. I don't consider myself that at all.
"The idea that you can make taste or influence someone's taste is a very precarious and overly presumptuous concept."
Lyons appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show during a "Dream Jobs" segment last year. Winfrey admitted during the episode that she bought J. Crew stock when she saw Michelle Obama, even before she was first lady, wearing the brand.