Without a doubt, Freddie Leiba is one of the leading stylists working in fashion today. Through decades and across continents, Leiba has experienced an unparalleled history and collected a vast sphere of knowledge that is only outshined by his exquisite, lasting sense of taste.
Freddie 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 covers around the world.
Photographers Richard Avedon, Francesco Scavullo, Albert Watson, Patrick Demarchelier, Walter Chin, Russell James, Ruven Afanador, and Alexi Lubomirski have all shot with Freddie; this of course being a short list of lensmen that have captured his looks.
Leiba has worked with style icons including Janet Jackson, 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 collaborations with such legendary brands as Rolex, Macy’s, IBM, Levi’s, L’oreal, Badgley Mischka, Sony, Marks & Spencer, and more, have cemented Freddie Leiba as a top choice for agencies looking to bring a renowned yet easy-to-work-with stylist into their advertising campaigns.