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Clinton Kelly is best known for the warm humor and stylistic flair he brings each week to TLC’s top-rated show, What Not to Wear. Since 2003 he has appeared in nearly 250 hour-long episodes of the series, in addition to several specials for TLC including Fashioning a Home with Clinton Kelly, Mind Your Manners, and Redo My Spouse.
Clinton has enjoyed a partnership with Macy’s since 2005, appearing in high-profile, national television commercials and conducting style seminars in every major city across the United States.
In 2008 Clinton launched a successful line of women’s casual wear in conjunction with QVC: Clinton Kelly for Denim and Company.
His most recent book is titled Freakin’ Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain and Generally Be Better than Everyone Else (October 2008, Simon Spotlight Entertainment). He previously co-authored Dress Your Best, The Complete Guide to Finding the Style That’s Right for Your Body.
He has appeared on The Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, The CBS Early Show, and The Tyra Banks Show, among others. He has either written for or been interviewed by InStyle, Real Simple, O, Men’s Health, Redbook, The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. Private clients have included Price Waterhouse Coopers and AARP.
Born in Panama City, Panama, Clinton was raised in Port Jefferson Station, Long Island.
He received his B.A. from Boston College and a Master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University. He has been a contributing editor to Marie Claire, deputy editor of Mademoiselle, and executive editor of DNR, a well-respected men’s wear trade magazine.