Dressing Up & Down With GQ’s Brett Fahlgren


The pressure is on. As the victor in the 2014 GQ Back To Business contest, Plated co-founder Nick Taranto has gained national exposure as a successful and stylish entrepreneur. Now he’s got to keep up appearances. Enter Brett Fahlgren, GQ’s Executive Stylist/Publishing. Watch as Brett guides Nick through the right look for several occasions and shares tips that’ll work for every guy.

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With a resume that includes tenures at Prada and Calvin Klein, Brett Fahlgren helps guide men’s fashion choices through comprehensive style tips and one-on-one personal shopping consultations. Brett’s connections with top menswear designers and fashion editors make him a go-to resource among celebrities and professional athletes. In addition to his role as GQ‘s Executive Stylist/Publishing, Brett has also hosted and produced GQ’s Milan Fashion Report, interviewing top menswear designers including Miuccia Prada, Dolce and Gabbana and Giorgio Armani. Brett currently resides in New York City.

Express Stylist Q&A

Q: How did you pick the outfits for all 53 Miss America contestants?

A: They actually picked their own! We had racks upon racks of clothes there, so they had plenty to choose from. We were there for guidance. But they truly had a blast picking out their own outfits that reflected their individual style and personality. However, we did help them accessorize. The hot story right now is mixed metals with gold, pewter and black that look great with dressy dresses. For the dressy looks, the girls chose from a range of one shoulder and strapless dresses to beautiful, long maxi dresses in a variety of python and embellished prints. Each and every look was unique and definitely created a ‘wow’ factor.