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From haute fashion to hot mess: The rise and fall of J Crew

Jenna Lyons was plucked from J Crew's creative team, made the face of the brand, and transformed it from preppy to buzzy. Sadly, customers didn't buy it.

New York

HAS the great fashion experiment at J. Crew come to an end? On Monday, the downward spiral of the company that catapulted to trendsetting prominence on the back of Michelle Obama claimed its highest-profile head with the news that Jenna Lyons, officially president and executive...

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