As a leading stylist, Mel Ottenberg has left his indelible mark on not only fashion, but pop culture as well. Mel is known for reinventing the looks of some of the world’s most provocative style tastemakers, such as Cate Blanchett, Chloe Sevigny and James Franco. He currently works with pop superstar Rihanna, serving as the stylist for all of her appearances, album covers and music videos, including the Grammy Award-winning smash “We Found Love.” Additionally, he is Rihanna’s wardrobe director for her current world tour. A former fashion design major at Rhode Island School of Design, Mel mixes tongue-in-cheek irreverence with a bold sensuality – all done with an approach that is equal parts offbeat and sophisticated. His editorial work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, V, I-D, Purple, Dazed & Confused, The New York Times Style Magazine and GQ Style, among others. Mel’s narrative approach to clothing has been featured in ads for Nike and Dior’s Midnight Poison fragrance, as well as an assortment of globally-recognized iconic images from top photographers, including Terry Richardson, Mario Sorrenti and Steven Klein.
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