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Watch: Social Media and the Rise of Celebrity Models [theFashionDish]

On the final evening of New York Fashion Week Spring 2015, we brought together seven fashion industry experts for dinner, drinks and raucous conversation for our second season of theFashionDish. In this episode, our Dishers talk about the rise of the celebrity model and the influence social media has had on their careers. Model Elsa Hosk and IMG Senior Manager Lisa Benson offer expert insight and a few surprising revelations. Watch it all in the clip above.

Previously on theFashionDish: Don’t Follow Trends, Follow Fashion

About theFashionDish experts:

  • Robert Verdi – Celebrity stylist, television personality and second-time theFashionDish panelist.
  • J Alexander (aka Miss J) – Television personality, Teen Choice Award-­winning author and runway coach on America’s Next Top Model.
  • Phillip Bloch – Designer, author, former model and Hollywood’s premier stylist.
  • Elsa Hosk – Victoria’s Secret Angel and IMG supermodel.
  • Lisa Benson – Senior manager at IMG Models, responsible for the careers of Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen, Chanel Iman and more.
  • Jaclyn Jones – Senior womenswear editor for WGSN, the leading global trend forecaster and second-time theFashionDish panelist.
  • Teri Agins – Acclaimed fashion writer, The Wall Street Journal columnist (“Ask Teri”) and author of The End of Fashion and the recently ­released Hijacking the Runway.

Julie Bensman, theFashionSpot’s editor-at-large, moderated the discussion, which was filmed at The Lion in New York City, September 2014.