Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer, and New York Times best-selling author are some of the credits of the multi-talented and unforgettable Carson Kressley.
Carson started his career as an independent stylist and became invaluable to major designers such as Ralph Lauren. A few years later, he took a leap into television when, in 2003, he became a breakout star as the fashion savant on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which won a primetime Emmy and gained a worldwide following for Carson.
With his close relationship and collaborations with Oprah Winfrey over the course of the years, Carson revolutionized America’s personal fashion sense of style as he filmed OWN Network’s Carson-Nation. During this celebrated and entertaining show, Carson travelled to small towns throughout the U.S. transforming lives -one person at a time- with his signature style, humor and heart. He also hosted multiple TV shows including Lifetime’s How to Look Good Naked, ABC’s True Beauty and competed on several reality competitions shows such as the 13th season of Dancing With The Stars where he was a fan favorite.
nterior designer Thom Filicia is founder and principal of New York City-based design firm, Thom Filicia, Inc. Since launching the acclaimed enterprise in 1998, Thom Filicia Inc. has earned him widespread acclaim and notable clients, including Tina Fey, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Delta Air Lines, Grace Bay Club, Jennifer Lopez, W Hotels, and others in the worlds of finance, sports, media, fashion and hospitality. Filicia is universally known for his ability to create stunning modern, yet classic interiors that retain an inviting aesthetic that reflects the individuality of his clients.
Filicia's unmistakable design sensibility has earned him countless accolades from the design world including being named by House Beautiful as one of their "Top 100 Designers," House & Garden dubbed him an "International Taste Maker" and Elle Décor regaled him as an "A-List Designer." Additionally, Filicia has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, People, In Style, Vogue Home, O, and many other national and international publications.
Filicia's diverse design portfolio also includes various first-class hotels and special projects such as the VIP Suite for the USA Pavilion at the World's Fair in Aichi, Japan, the first-ever outdoor lounges for Delta Air Lines at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, an eco-friendly apartment for Riverhouse, Manhattan's first premium (LEED certified) "green" luxury condominium tower, which received a merit award by Interior Design magazine for "Best Eco-Residential Design Interior", reimagining the James Hotel for the Architectural Digest's AD Oasis at Miami's Art Basel, and designing the holiday decoration installation with HGTV for the world's most famous music venue; Radio City Music Hall.