Nina Garcia is currently the Creative Director of Marie Claire magazine. Previously, she was at Elle magazine for 13 years as the fashion director. A 25-year veteran of the fashion industry, Nina is one of the world’s leading experts in fashion and one of the most influential editors, having worked with the most seminal photographers, models and designers in the world. Having long-standing relationships with designers including Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Miuccia Prada, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Hedi Slimane and Raf Simons, Nina is both an advocate of early talent, as well as a supporter of historic and established fashion.
Nina, the inimitable judge on Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” is a style ambassador for multiple brands and advisor to several companies. She has appeared as a style expert on multiple shows including “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “CNN,” “Bloomberg TV” and “The Today Show” and was NBC’s Red Carpet Live host for the 2012 Academy Awards. She was also the first ever fashion panelist at SXSW.
Winner of the Oracle Award, presented by The Fashion Group International, and the Individual Achievement award, presented by the Hispanic Federation, Nina is also the author of four New York Times best-selling books: “The Little Black Book of Style,” “The One Hundred,” “The Style Strategy” and “Nina Garcia’s Look Book.” Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, Nina studied at Boston University and at The Fashion Institute of Technology. She has a strong online presence, reaching millions of supporters on her Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr across the globe.