Fuck yeah, Nick Wooster has a (surprising) new gig!
Fans of the mustachioed and tattooed style icon will recall that he was ousted as the men's fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus about a year ago. While Neiman never issued a statement about why he was let go, it happened right after Wooster gave this quote to GQ about his position there:
“I am just an old f—ing midget queen who, you know, had the good fortune to get this job and it’s like, ‘How did that happen?’”
Two days later he was history. After doing some consulting work for Gilt Groupe and Thom Browne, the New York Post is reporting that Wooster just landed himself a full time job as, get this, the new creative director for JCPenney's men's clothing business.
The announcement has been met with mixed reactions, according to the Post. Some say it's a "coup" for JCPenney, who has been desperately trying to improve its image--Wooster certainly knows men's style and is an indisputable taste-maker. Some think that JCP is courting more drama hiring this openly gay man, after the company dealt with some conservative backlash against Ellen DeGeneres when she was announced as the new spokesperson for the brand.
We say kudos to both JCPenney and Wooster--the former for being open-minded and the latter for landing a plum new job.