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Clinton Kelly

Former Host of ABC's The Chew


Clinton Kelly is a television personality, lifestyle expert and author. He is best known for seven seasons of moderating The Chew and cohosting What Not to Wear for a decade. The Chew, for which Kelly won an Emmy as Outstanding Host, ran for seven seasons on ABC. On the hybrid cooking/talk show, viewers responded most enthusiastically to Kelly’s lighthearted interviews with celebrity guests, as well as his cocktail recipes and entertaining tips Read More >

What Not to Wear is widely considered one of the most successful makeover shows of all time. Over the course of ten years, Kelly completed 350 episodes in which he taught women, and some men, how to use style as a tool to help achieve one’s goals.

I Hate Everyone, Except You is a critically acclaimed collection of personal essays written by Kelly, in which he humorously muses on his life as an “awkward adolescent to a slightly less-awkward adult.” He is also the author of Freakin’ Fabulous, Freakin’ Fabulous on a Budget, and Oh, No She Didn’t as well as a regular contributor to Woman’s Day magazine

Before entering the world of television, Clinton was a New York-based magazine editor and freelance writer, with stints at Marie Claire and Mademoiselle. He received a Master's in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor's in Communications from Boston College. Born in Panama City, Panama, he was raised in Port Jefferson Station, Long Island, and now splits his time among Manhattan, Connecticut and Miami. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Freakin' Fabulous

Clinton Kelly Talks His New Book Live on 'GMA'

I Hate Everyone, Except You

Speech Topics

7 Steps to Healthy Style-Esteem

In this lecture, Clinton Kelly shares what he has learned from creating wardrobes for 180 people on What Not to Wear. This would include identifying your body type, which cuts of clothing work best for you and on everyone, and how to dress without judgment. He goes on to discuss tailoring tricks and tips, and how to build a wardrobe that will withstand any trend.

What the Heck is Corporate Casual?

Don't know what to wear in the office? Clinton Kelly can help your company create or refine its dress code. This lecture could include wardrobe rules for the modern workplace, seven sins that could keep you from getting promoted, clothing as an investment in your future, how to put together looks that work, and how to make a $200 suit look like a $2,000 one.

Fashion Tips & Tricks from a Master of the Trade

Friendly, down-to-earth and exceedingly knowledgeable on all things fashion, style maven Clinton Kelly tells it like it is in this upbeat, straightforward presentation on dressing for success in one's life and career. Read More >

Known for keeping things simple, he offers tips applicable to all body types and ages, optimistic that we can all look better, one wardrobe at a time. Audiences will leave with very helpful, specific advice, delivered with Kelly’s characteristic wit and unrivaled wisdom in what will prove to be a helpful, fun presentation for all involved. Read Less ^

What Not to Wear

As host of the hit show, What Not to Wear, Clinton Kelly helps ordinary people go through extraordinary transformations by offering simple advice on how to dress. Translating the sometimes daunting rules of the fashion world to everyday dress and the everyday person, he leads audiences through a down-and-dirty presentation on today’s style guidelines and trends.

Books & Media


Freakin' Fabulous

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