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Jenna Lyons On That Jean Jacket She Wore to the Met Ball: "I Am Who I Am"

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For the most part, Jenna Lyons managed to slip under the radar during the red carpet madness of the Met Ball arrivals. But J.Crew has finally posted photos from the evening on their Tumblr, and there, Lyons explains just what she was thinking with that jean jacket/skirt pairing she donned for the occasion:

“I didn’t want to wear duchesse silk satin with something sparkly or pearls. I am who I am—so I took it down a notch with denim. We pulled a J.Crew jean jacket and then had it fit and re-tailored to raise the waistband. I’m also not really wearing a shirt underneath—the collar and cuffs were custom-made by my custom shirtmaker and were stitched into the jacket.”

The Schiaparelli-pink skirt was custom-made in the J.Crew offices and based on a sketch Lyons doodled during a meeting. “There’s a peplum underneath because I wanted that articulated silhouette I had seen on the pages of Schiaparelli’s Shocking Life. The bow at the waist has wire in it to hold its shape and keep it nice and stiff.”

Today, of course, we're all wondering what she's doodled up for tonight's CFDA Awards. J.Crew is the CFDA's official partner for the event, which means Lyons is bound to be in rare form, and she won't be sneaking past the cameras this time.
· The Making of a Met Ball Outfit [J.Crew/Tumblr]
· Here Are All the People Who Were Allowed to Wear Prada to Last Night's Met Gala [Racked]