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Watch: theFashionDish Spring 2015, a tFS Roundtable Discussion

At the close of New York Fashion Week Spring 2015, we brought together seven incredible, outspoken industry insiders for our second season of theFashionDish. The result? Pure magic.Thought-provoking, inspiring, and often hilarious, our dishers debated a number of hot-button topics including runway diversity, what it takes to be a top model in 2015, and the state of the fashion industry today.

Originally released as a series of clips, above is the full no-holds-barred conversation featuring our esteemed panelists:

  • 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 recently ­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.