Nina Garcia

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Creative Director, "Marie Claire"

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Nina Garcia: Biography at a Glance

  • Judge on the award-winning “Project Runway”
  • Creative Director, Marie Claire, and former editor-in-chief of ELLE
  • Best-selling author of “The Little Black Book of Style,” “The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own,” “The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart,” and “Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion”
  • Regular contributor to “Good Morning America” and the “Today” show


Nina Garcia is currently the Creative Director of Marie Claire magazine. Previously, she was the Fashion Director at Marie Claire for four years and Elle magazine for 17 years.

A 20-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. With long-standing relationships with designers, ranging from Michael Kors and Alexander Wang to Miuccia Prada and Tom Ford, to 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. Her award-winning work in the publishing industry has helped position Marie Claire as one of the leading fashion books in the world, in addition to strengthening its relationships with luxury advertisers and brands.

As the inimitable judge on Lifetime’s Project Runway, Nina is a style ambassador for multiple brands and advisor to several companies. Nina has appeared on multiple shows, both scripted and unscripted and is a regular contributor to various shows as a style expert, including Good Morning America and The Today Show.

The award-winning author of four books, Nina currently has an online show ("Decoding Style") on AOL and will be launching several projects this year. Nina is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia and was educated in Boston University as well as the Fashion Institute of Technology. Nina has a strong online presence, reaching millions of supporters on her Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

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