Agility is the new superpower: Nina Garcia


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Our guest today: Nina Garcia, who in addition to being the editor-in-chief of ELLE Magazine, serves as a judge on “Project Runway.”

Her journey to fashion-icon status was an unlikely one: She was an immigrant who came to America to get an education, fell in love with the fashion world, and worked her way to the top after starting out at the very bottom.

"I didn’t know anybody here. I didn’t really have any contacts. I had no connections," Garcia tells Anna Palmer. "It was just a big, glamorous industry, and I didn’t really see myself — there were no other Latinas doing it."

Throughout her career, Garcia has shown an ability to adapt to new situations — whether that’s taking a chance on a new TV show that would later become a smash-hit, working in the publishing industry at a time of massive upheaval, or staying on top of a fashion world that is built upon the idea of constant change.

Anna talks to Nina Garcia about all of that and more on today's episode of "Women Rule."

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