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Watch: How Celebrities Like the Olsens and Victoria Beckham Became Successful Designers [theFashionDish]

On the final evening of New York Fashion Week Spring 2015, we brought together seven fashion industry experts for dinner, drinks and raucous conversation for our second season of theFashionDish. While discussing the standout shows of the week, The Row (by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) and Victoria Beckham were singled out as favorites. Find out what our Dishers had to say about successful celebrity designers and the difference between them and “brands” like Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian in our latest edition of theFashionDish.

Previously on theFashionDish: Fashion Is About Ideas, Not Clothes 

About theFashionDish experts:

  • Robert Verdi – Celebrity stylist, television personality and second-time theFashionDish panelist.
  • J Alexander (aka Miss J) – Television personality, Teen Choice Award-­winning author and runway coach on America’s Next Top Model.
  • Phillip Bloch – Designer, author, former model and Hollywood’s premier stylist.
  • Elsa Hosk – Victoria’s Secret Angel and IMG supermodel.
  • Lisa Benson – Senior manager at IMG Models, responsible for the careers of Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen, Chanel Iman and more.
  • Jaclyn Jones – Senior womenswear editor for WGSN, the leading global trend forecaster and second-time theFashionDish panelist.
  • Teri Agins – Acclaimed fashion writer, The Wall Street Journal columnist (“Ask Teri”) and author of The End of Fashion and the soon-to-­be-­released Hijacking the Runway.

Julie Bensman, theFashionSpot’s editor-at-large, moderated the discussion, which was filmed at The Lion in New York City, September 2014.