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Elle Magazine Editor, Project Runway
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Garcia began her career in the fashion industry in the early 1980s, studying liberal arts at Boston University after graduating from the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She later attended Ecole Superieure de la Mode in Paris and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She worked in the public relations department for Perry Ellis and its then-designer, Marc Jacobs. She then moved to Mirabella as Assistant Stylist and Market Editor, until taking a position at Elle. She became Fashion Director of Elle in 2000. 
In May 2007 Garcia was a judge for the Miss Universe competition in Mexico City. 
On September 5, 2007, Garcia`s book, The Little Black Book of Style (Harper Collins) was released. The book is in its eighth printing and has recently been translated into Spanish. It has received good reviews and was recently called one of the four best fashion books.  Garcia`s second book for Harper Collins is due to be released in September 2008.
On April 11, 2008, Us Weekly reported that Garcia left her post as fashion director of Elle. Garcia`s contract was reportedly up for renewal. She will begin her new position as fashion director of Marie Claire, starting September 2, 2008.  Roberta Myers, Vice President/Editor-in-Chief, ELLE, announced May 15, 2008 that ELLE has entered a new agreement with Nina Garcia who has been named Editor-at-Large through September 1, 2008.
Ms. Garcia will remain as the magazine`s representative judge on "Project Runway" through the show`s fifth season. Ms. Garcia, who has spent 13 years at ELLE, has been Fashion Director for the past 8 years
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Dana Hall School, MA
Boston University, MA, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
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Ninotchka Garcia de Castellanos
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Ninotchka "Nina" García, (born May 3, 1967) is a Colombian fashion journalist and critic who has held the post of Fashion Director at Elle and Marie Claire magazines, and has been a judge on the Lifetime reality television program Project Runway since its premiere season.
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Best known for her long-running tenure as the fashion director at Elle fashion magazine (a publication also known for Garcia's regular column, "Fashionina"), Colombian-born Nina Garcia deftly parlayed her knowledge and influence from that post into a successful secondary career as a reality television star. She did so as one of the judges (opposite supermodel Heidi Klum and fashion mogul Michael Kors) on the Bravo cable channel's program Project Runway. Garcia signed on with the program from its inception and remained with it for multiple seasons. Prior to working at Elle, Garcia worked in the PR departments of fashion labels Marc Jacobs and Perry Ellis, then held positions as market editor and assistant stylist at Mirabella magazine before ascending to her post at Elle.
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According to our records Nina Garcia is currently single.
She previously dated Michael Kors, Perry Ellis and David Conrod.
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