This week I talked with George Brescia, style expert and author about his award winning Stage17 reality series Dress Up! with George B Style that just won the Best Reality Series Award at the 2015 Vancouver Web Fest in Vancouver, Canada. Created by Jacob Pinion and Executive Produced by Ondine Landa Abramson, Dress Up! with George B. Style goes behind the scenes with Broadway's finest, including Kate Baldwin, Victoria Clark and Marin Mazzie for opening nights and red carpet events. When it comes to dressing Broadway's most radiant stars for high-profile events, nobody makes them shine brighter than celebrity stylist George Brescia.
I talked to George about the second season of Dress Up! with George B Style, which airs on Stage17, his latest book Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life and his spin on LGBT equality. Brescia who has been in a relationship for almost 18 years believes in leading by example. When asked what would he would like to see happen for LGBT equality in the next few years George stated:
I think everyone should be able to marry who they want, live with who they want, love who they want, be who they are, feel proud and be able to have all the choices that everyone else has. I think it should be equal for everyone and I think we're here to support and love each other and make the world the best that we possibly can.
You know it might sound a little corny but I do think that everything comes from love and I think if you can treat every person you come in contact with as your best friend, no matter what their views are, you're going to see people sort of come together and support each other and I think that's really what it's all about. So I think that everybody should be able to love who they want and be with who they want and I think that is very important.
Style expert George Brescia has spent the last 25 years working with top fashion and beauty leaders, including Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as fashion directors at Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman and Lord & Taylor. As the man behind George B Style, he's also a top-tier N.Y.C.-based stylist and image consultant with clients ranging from A-list celebrities to everyday men and women looking to improve their appearance and gain confidence.
George has appeared as a resident fashion expert on NBC's The Today Show, CBS, ABC, Fox and NY1 as the official red carpet fashion critic for the Tony Awards. As an author, his personal lifestyle and fashion book Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life: Because You Can't Go Naked (Simon & Schuster) debuted last summer. Change your Clothes, Change your Life is a groundbreaking, direct and honest how-to book that shows you how to transform yourself from the inside out. In addition to his book, George pens a regular column for Playbill, Resident and Venue Magazine. You can watch Brescia's fabulous reality series "Dress Up! with George B Style," on Stage17.