J. Crew boss Jenna Lyons publicly acknowledges girlfriend Courtney Crangi and their 'new love' for the first time
17:56 GMT, 15 November 2012
New love: At the Glamour Women of the Year awards, Jenna Lyons thanked her girlfriend Courtney Crangi during her acceptance speech
They may have been dating since March, but for the first time since her divorce from Vincent Mazeau last year, Jenna Lyons has publicity acknowledged her relationship with jewellery executive Courtney Crangi.
At the Glamour Women of the Year awards, J. Crew's creative director thanked her girlfriend, Ms Crangi, by name during her acceptance speech.
'Nothing worth having is easy,' the honoree, 43, said during her her speech at Carnegie Hall on Monday night, before thanking 'Courtney, who has shown me new love.'
Ms Lyons, who has become as well known
for her off-beat aesthetic as she has for her new leading lady, turned J
Crew into a billion-dollar business with the help of her boss, CEO Millard 'Mickey' Drexler.
He was just one of the many high-fashion friends who spoke during an introduction video for her award.
'I think she is a woman of the year, every year,' said Mr Drexler.
Meanwhile Anna Wintour said: 'J.Crew is a force to be reckoned with, and anyone who tells you otherwise is insane.'
And fellow honoree Lena Dunham added:
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It's official: They may have been dating since March, but for the first time since her divorce last year, Ms Lyons (left) publicity acknowledged her relationship with jewellery executive Ms Crangi (right)
After Ms Lyons left her husband for a
relationship with Ms Crangi, a jewellery executive, earlier this year,
the couple have kept a relatively low profile.
After she sold her Brooklyn family townhouse for $4million, she quietly moved to Tribeca with her then five-year-old son.
Women of the Year: Lauren Hutton presented Ms Lyons with her award, right before her acceptance speech had a few faces in the audience tearing up
Now, rumours that the pair may be moving in together swirled after the Tribeca property where Ms Lyons was
believed to have lived after the couple of nine years split in October, 2011, was recently
put up for sale for $15.9million.