The Creative Class | Olivier Saillard, Curator

Olivier Saillard | Photo: Fred Jacobs

PARIS, France — In recent seasons, fashion exhibitions staged at major museums have drawn record-breaking crowds. But perhaps no curator has succeeded in capturing the imagination of the international fashion community quite like Olivier Saillard, director of the Musée Galliera, whose convention-defying, contemporary performance-presentations are one of the highlights of Paris Fashion Week. Housed in a magnificent,

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The Creative Class | Nickelson Wooster, Creative Director

Nick Wooster Photo: Tommy Ton

NEW YORK, United States — He has been ordained “the alpha male of American street style” by GQ and called “Woost God” by some of his most rabid fans. But Nickelson ‘Nick’ Wooster, known for his sharply tailored blazers, handlebar moustache and armsleeve tattoos, is more than an arbiter of good taste. A menswear authority who has spent over 25 years working with leading luxury department stores like Barneys New York,

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The Creative Class | Etienne Russo, Fashion Show Producer

Etienne Russo | Source: Villa Eugenie

PARIS, France — “I’ve never had to knock on clients’ doors for a job, thank God!” says Etienne Russo, knocking on the wooden table in front of him. But what might be construed as overconfidence is simply proof of an incredible success story. After more than 20 years in the industry, Russo is something of a rock star, producing perfectly executed fashion shows for some of the biggest names in the business, including Lanvin, Miu Miu,

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The Creative Class | Camille Bidault-Waddington, Stylist

Camille Bidault-Waddington | Photo: Horst Diekgerdes

PARIS, France — “I can’t help it. I’ll always have sweaters full of holes and scruffy hair,” says Camille Bidault-Waddington, ageless in high-waisted denim shorts and an ’80s sweatshirt, as she serves tea in a vintage Royalty mug. Her trademark tongue-in-cheek subversion of French bon goût — colliding kitsch and chic, second-hand and couture — has earned her styling assignments at influential magazines like

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The Creative Class | Ellen von Unwerth, Photographer

Ellen von Unwerth | Source: Courtesy Photo

LONDON, United Kingdom — “I love London!” beams photographer and director Ellen von Unwerth in her soft Frankfurt lilt, while holding court at Michael Hoppen’s Gallery in Chelsea, where she has come to unveil her latest show, Do Not Disturb. The gallery is buzzing with a crowd of fashion’s inimitable characters and misfits who are spilling out onto the street, while inside, Unwerth electrifies the room in a lightening bolt-print

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The Creative Class | Natalie Joos, Casting Agent

Natalie Joos | Source: Jak & Jil Blog

NEW YORK, United States — Casting agents are typically a behind-the-scenes bunch whose hand in selecting the right faces for runway shows, editorial pages and advertising campaigns is largely invisible to the untrained eye. But get-up-and-go Natalie Joos is anything but typical. A striking blonde with a sharp eye, Belgian-born, Brooklyn-based Joos has not only done casting for a long and diverse list of clients, including Phillip

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The Creative Class | Sarah Rutson-Pang, Fashion Director

Sarah Rutson-Pang | Photo: Laurent Segretier

HONG KONG, China — With her striking looks and impeccable taste, it’s no surprise that Sarah Rutson-Pang is a permanent fixture in the front rows of Paris and Milan. There are countless YouTube tributes dedicated to her inimitable style. And she has become something of a celebrity on street style blogs like Jak & Jil and The Sartorialist. But her influence goes far beyond the front row appearances and glamorous photos. As the

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The Creative Class | Edward Enninful, Stylist

Edward Enninful | Photo: Kevin Trageser for BoF

NEW YORK, United States — “What we all aim for is to make it more approachable, but that doesn’t mean low end,” said Edward Enninful, who, as style and fashion director of W, is a critical part of the international A-team that’s been tasked with transforming the iconic Condé Nast magazine, which has seen the top tier of its masthead completely turn over in a series of shakeups since Stefano Tonchi’s appointment as editor-in-chief

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The Creative Class | Inez and Vinoodh, Photographers

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Lanvin

NEW YORK, United States — In hindsight, it seems remarkable that there was once a moment when combining digital technology and fashion photography was a radical move. But when Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin first began to manipulate their images, they were among the first to see and seize the tremendous potential of these new digital tools in a fashion context. “We saw a demonstration of what Paintbox

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The Creative Class | Francesca Burns, Stylist

LONDON, United Kingdom — “I’m not that prim woman stylist. I don’t think I’ve ever done a picture that you couldn’t actually wear,” says Francesca Burns, the platinum blond Londoner who has styled countless cool girls, from Dree Hemingway to Lara Stone, and six months ago, was named fashion editor of British Vogue. “I love a shoot in which the girl is completely real; she’s just outside your reality. It feels convincing and you

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The Creative Class | Bandana Tewari, Editor

Bandana Tewari | Source: Johan Sandberg

PARIS, France — Bandana Tewari has made a name for herself as one of the fashion industry’s smartest commentators. As fashion features director of Vogue India, she has quickly become the go-to source for anyone who wants to learn about the country’s rapidly evolving luxury market. Recently, she was named to Industrie magazine’s Fashion Media A-list, alongside other leading fashion commentators including Cathy

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The Creative Class | Kate Lanphear, Stylist

NEW YORK, United States — It’s hard to miss Kate Lanphear. With her razor-sharp platinum locks and androgynous, punked out look, inspired by Catholic iconography, skateboarding and Norwegian metal bands, the American Elle style director is a fashion world fixture. Not only is she perched in a top spot at one of America’s largest fashion publications, but she has also become a favourite of the roving corps of street-style

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