A model wears a chartruese dress over stripped shirt during the J.Crew Fall 2012 presentation. (Ned Martel/The Washington Post)

But it became more glaringly obvious how intertwined Lyons’ personal style is with the company at J.Crew’s Fall 2012 presentation.


Jenna Lyons poses backstage at the J.Crew Spring 2012 fashion show Sept. 13, 2011. (Cindy Ord/GETTY IMAGES FOR MERCEDES-BENZ)

One model looked as if she could be a younger sibling of the creative director, complete with thick black rimmed glasses, slicked back pony tail and coral lipstick.

“She’s a lot cuter, a lot skinnier and a lot younger than me,” Lyons told Emily Smith of Page Six about the similarity.

Other models sported similar lip colors, along with sleek hair and Lyons’s signature mixtures of textures and patterns.

Lyons’ love for Manolo Blahnik has also led to a collaboration between the high-end shoe label and J.Crew.

During the presentation, models were outfitted in classic pointy-toed BB pumps, which will be available in a limited edition collection. Prices have yet to be released.


Manolo Blahnik for J.Crew shoes at the Fall 2012 collection of J. Crew. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)