About our Judges
Freddie Leiba…Celebrity Stylist
Freddie Leiba is one of the leading stylists working in fashion today. He established himself as a fashion visionary going back to his work with Andy Warhol, where he was part of the team launching the groundbreaking Interview magazine. Since then, Leiba has served as Creative Director of Harper’s Bazaar, contributed in various editorial and creative capacities to a number of Conde Nast titles around the world, and was contributing Fashion Director at InStyle.
He has dressed countless models, actors, and star musicians for glossy magazine covers around the world. Leiba has worked with style icons including Beyonce Knowles, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diana Ross, Iman and Gwen Stefani. Hollywood’s most powerful young actresses such as Mila Kunis, Reese Witherspoon, January Jones, and Katie Holmes have been dressed by Freddie.
Oscar winners and nominees like Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Lange, Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Salma Hayek, and Catherine Zeta-Jones have been as well, not to mention leading men like Alan Cumming and Hugh Grant, and the impressive list goes on and on and on.
One of Freddie’s most lasting contributions to the worlds of luxury, travel, and fashion is his collaboration with Ian Schrager to design the uniforms for some of his most well-known boutique hotels, including NYC’s The Hudson, LA’s Mondrian, and The Delano in Miami.
In addition to his editorial and design work, Freddie has worked with some of the biggest companies in the world on their advertising campaigns. His has collaborated with such legendary brands as Armani, Victoria’s Secret, Rolex, Macy’s, IBM, Levi’s, L’Oreal, Badgley Mischka, Sony, Marks & Spencer, and more.
In addition Freddie has been a guest judge on Project Runway, Season 2.
Andrew Basile…Creative Director
Basile is the former VP Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman, where he helped to redefine the positioning of the store to transform it into a modern emporium by collaborating with existing designers and adding collections such as Azzedine Alaiia, Prada, Versace, Emilio Pucci, Helmut Lang, Dries Van Noten, and Moschino.
Today, Basile is a creative director who operates under the umbrella of BCS (Basile Creative Services). Mr. Basile specializes in brand and image building, as well as creating synergies between design, product, presentation, marketing, and advertising. Mr. Basile’s consulting collaboration has encompassed major brand names including Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Versace, Bill Blass, Angel Sanchez, Norisol Ferrari, Peter Langner, and Johann Bruen.
In order to achieve his initiatives, Mr. Basile has worked with some of the best and notable photographers. Most recently he has turned his vision towards more editorial creative direction, working with teams of stylists and photographers to create captivating images. A few recent projects include the April issue of Spirit and Flesh magazine 2016 as well as the May 2015 edition, beauty stories for Tatler, Lei, Avenue, and a futuristic beauty story for Odalisque, an independent magazine, as well as feature editorials for Odda, Garage, Schon, and L’uomo Vogue.