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We talk award season glam with Fashion Police’s Brad Goreski

2016-01-13 07:46

Los Angeles – During a recent trip to the E! headquarters in Los Angeles, Channel24 got to sit down with celebrity stylist and Fashion Police co-host, Brad Goreski.

Whilst the City of Angels was buzzing with TV and movie stars before the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, Brad managed to squeeze in a quick chat before rushing off to his studio where the red carpet gowns were already piling up.

Brad, originally from Canada, has quickly become a Fashion Police favourite with his quick wit and remarkable eye for what works and what doesn’t when it comes to red carpet style.

Fashion Police, hosted on the American basic cable and satellite television channel E! entertainment, sees Giuliana Rancic, Melissa Rivers and Brad dissect the celebrity fashion blunders and triumphs of the moment.

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For the 38-year-old stylist, handing out fashion tips is second nature. “The most important thing is always to wear what you want. Just love what you are wearing. If you’re feeling your best it will show.”

According to Brad the red carpet has become a little too washed out and boring for his taste. “Everyone wants to be safe. But it’s time we make the red carpet exciting again and stop being safe. Even if it means taking some risks and ending up on the ‘worst dressed’ list. Come on there’s worst things that could happen.”

This is even more applicable to the male stars that walk the red carpet runway every year. “The guys are the biggest culprits and like to play it safe. Some of them just don’t care. But they can definitely change it by going with a different pattern, colour pallet or print.

“I think Jared Leto is one of the Hollywood men that really get it right. Just look at the lilac Givenchy tuxedo he wore to the Oscars last year. Small changes, like the cut of the suit or the colour, can make a huge difference. Sometimes spicing it up really works.”

Even men’s grooming has become a talking point at these star-studded affairs. “Beards will definitely be big again this season. There are beards everywhere. I love it.”

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Brad, immaculately dressed in a navy blue suit with a striped shirt and stylish frames, is excited to see the celebs strut their stuff for fans and critics alike at this year’s hottest award shows.

“I always like seeing Jon Hamm on the red carpet. He’s got great style. When it comes to the ladies this year I can’t wait to see the young rising stars. I will definitely be on the lookout for stars like Alicia Vikander and Brie Larson.”

For Brad it’s Diane Kruger who stands out as the one who always seems to get it right. “There are a lot of actresses who really do a great job on the red carpet but Diane really stands out for me. She takes complicated looks and makes them look effortless. She’s also one of the nicest people to work with.”

And of course Brad has only good things to say about South African beauty, Charlize Theron. “She’s a goddess,” he gasps.  “A true Hollywood movie star. She’s the face of Dior and what a perfect match that is. Her style is effortless and glamourous and it’s always great to see her walk the red carpet.”

Award season is an annual time period between November and February every year when a majority of important film award events take place. It’s then that the red carpet turns into a catwalk and celebrities show off the hottest new fashion by some of the top designers in the world.

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When Brad and the Fashion Police squad take it upon themselves to separate the wheat from the chaff they surely feel the pressure to always be dressed to the nines themselves. Or do they?

“Yes and no,” Brad explains.

“Sometimes you just have to run out in your sweats and other times you dress up. Like yesterday when I had to go for my Golden Globes fitting. I could go in my sweats but then I decided not to. I like dressing up so it’s not a big effort. The pressure is there but I don’t mind it all.”

As one of the most sought after celebrity stylists, his A-list clients have included Jessica Alba, Demi Moore, Rashida Jones and Lea Michele.  Additionally, he has worked with Kate Spade as their exclusive brand stylist for the past several years, working on print and digital campaigns, as well as numerous fashion presentations at New York Fashion Week.

He recently joined Xcel Brands Inc. as Creative Director for C. Wonder.  In his new role, Brad will also serve as the on-air personality for the brand at QVC.

The next episode of Fashion Police will air Thursday night at 20:00 on E! (DStv channel 124).

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Channel24’s trip to Los Angeles was sponsored.

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