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Stalking Ireland Baldwin: Are You Obsessed With Her Yet? [theFashionDish]

Ireland Baldwin may be the daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, but the 18-year-old model has been steadily building a reputation and career all her own.

"I am obsessed with her," said theFashionDish moderator Julie Bensman over dinner last month. 

"I am her stalker," said celebrity stylist Robert Verdi. "I took so many pictures of her [at Fashion Week]. She sat across from me with Harley Viera-Newton, some other girl and some other girl. I was obsessed. They all looked like they were dipped in glycerin and then rolled in powder and then put on wax paper before the show."

The Heart Truth Red Dress Show 2014 / Image:

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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.