Fashion stylist Gok Wan has been in the industry for the best part of a decade. The 32-year-old combines a passion and flair for fashion with his early drama school foundations.
Gok studied at London’s prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama, but his love of fashion and beauty led him to follow a career firstly in hair and make-up and then in fashion styling. Gok has styled celebrities Bryan Ferry, Blondie, the All Saints and Erasure and has worked for some of the world’s leading photographers, including Arthur Elgort, Terry O’Neill and John Swannell.
Having dressed countless celebrities and fashion pages, Gok has turned his attention to ordinary women to give them back the confidence and style he knows they deserve. His hugely popular Channel 4 fashion series ‘How to Look Good Naked’, ‘Gok’s Fashion Fix’ and ‘Miss Naked Beauty’ have won the hearts of women across the nation and transformed him into a star.
Gok has been very open about how difficult it was growing up obese (he was 20 stone as a teenager), gay and half-Chinese on a Midlands council estate. He recently presented a one-off documentary on childhood obesity on Channel 4, which also revealed Gok’s own weight issues as a child, and received rave review.
Gok is the author of two bestselling books, ‘How to Look Good Naked’ and ‘How to Dress’. In the words of Closer magazine: ‘When it comes to making women feel good about themselves, Gok Wan is a genius.’