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On Celebrity Fashion Careers: ‘Kanye Never Counted, I’m Sorry’ [theFashionDish]

During the filming of theFashionDish, a new original series from tFS, the conversation turned to celebrity designers when celebrity stylist June Ambrose compared Victoria Beckham's sleek, easy-to-wear pieces to Cushnie et Ochs' reinvented shift dresses. But although the former Spice Girl has established a strong reputation in the fashion industry, other celebrities who tried to make the leap have been less successful. Yes, we're talking about Kanye West.

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

The debut installment of theFashionDish brings six fashion industry experts for dinner and a roundtable discussion recapping New York Fashion Week. In the coming weeks, we'll be bringing you lots of short clips and a full 30-minute episode drawn from the rowdy, hilarious and informative conversation that ensued. 

About our panelists:

  • June Ambrose, a leading celebrity stylist whose clients include Jay ZMissy Elliot and Zoe Saldana.
  • Laurie Brookins, a veteran fashion journalist who has interviewed designers like Tom FordFrida Giannini and Alber Elbaz. Brookins was also theFashionSpot's social ambassador this Fashion Week.
  • Katie Cassidy, the star of The CW's Arrow and co-founder of the fashion blog TomboyKC.
  • Jaclyn Jones, Senior Womenswear Editor at WGSN, a leading trend forecasting firm.
  • Chiun-Kai "Chunky" Shih, fashion photographer, Condé Nast creative director and the creator of Hipstamatic's 'Chunky' lens.
  • Robert Verdi, a celebrity stylist (best known for his work with Eva Longoria), television personality and lifestyle expert.

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