The fashion stylist talks about superficiality, Instagram résumés, celebrity and carrying on the infamous Warhol legacy.
The fashion stylist Mel Ottenberg, 45, has dressed some of the world’s most influential celebrities (Rihanna and Justin Bieber) and worked with the biggest brands (Dior, Nike and Calvin Klein).
For the past three years, he has also been the creative director of Interview magazine, the jumbo newsprint tome founded in 1969 by Andy Warhol. This month, he has been named as its next editor in chief.
I met Mel, who’s my Greenwich Village neighbor, the other day at my Covid “office” (a.k.a. my favorite bench) in Washington Square Park to chat about his upcoming takeover.
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