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W Hotels Taps New Global Fashion Director

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W Hotels, known best for sleek lobbies and hip wait staff, just added another star to their roster. Fashion consultant Jenné Lombardo is W’s new Global Fashion Director. Lombardo will head up Fashion Next, the hotel’s program to support emerging designers.

Lombardo is as well known for nurturing young talent as she is for her avant-garde sense of style (think piles of Pamela Love jewelry and a shaved head). The entrepreneur is one of the masterminds behind M.A.C. & Milk Fashion Week—which hosts the runway shows of cool designers like Preen and Costello Tagliapietra—as well as Lady Gaga’s Viva Glam campaign. With W Hotels, Lombardo has the opportunity to offer young designers yet another platform. Brava, Jenné: we look forward to watching you work your magic.

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