Los Angeles, CA (August 22, 2023): Celebrity stylist, best-selling author and fashion designer Phillip Bloch is this week’s featured guest on Hollywood at Home with The Creative Coalition.
Bloch, one of the most highly sought-after fashion experts and television personalities known for his impeccable sense of style and his work with A-list celebrities, discusses styling for Michael Jackson, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan, John Travolta, and more.
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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Phillip Bloch:
On working on the epic River Phoenix photoshoot: “He was very edgy; he was sweet, he was nice. He wanted to please. He got on set and he morphed into all these crazy shapes. Samantha [Mathis] – his girlfriend – came and we did some pictures of them together, and he was so into it – [but] he was like dripping wet…he was on drugs, and he passed away several weeks later, it ended up being on Spin Magazine as the cover and a couple other magazines around the world. It was really his last photoshoot. I’ve done a few last photoshoots in my career. It’s interesting.”
On the Michael Jackson photoshoot: “[Jackson] asked me questions…he said, ‘Well, my friend Quincy says you find out who the best people are, you hire the best people, and then you ask them a lot of questions. And, then you learn how to do what they’re doing and what they’re doing and why they’re doing it.’”
“It was so interesting that [he was] one of the biggest stars in the world – a fashion icon — but not because of the designers. It’s the pieces..for the sparkly glove, the cropped pants, the shiny shoes with the socks…the white blowing shirt. He made those pieces of clothing iconic and famous.”
On styling Halle Berry for her Monster’s Ball Oscar Win: “I had seen the dress a few months earlier…when Halle was going to be nominated… I sent her a picture. I said, ‘I found this dress. Who knows? Maybe on a Sunday night in April, you’ll have somewhere glamorous to go. I have the perfect dress.’ And then when she got the Golden Globe, we thought about it. And we’re like, ‘should she wear it?’ And we’re like, ‘No, let’s wait.’ And we waited and it worked.”
On Nicole Kidman: “She’s got a devilish little sense of humor, a wicked sense of humor; very kind, very generous. My first time working with her was for Australian Vogue. She was just incredible. She has a great sense of style.”
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Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at http://thecreativecoalition.org/podcast.
Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Grace Caroline Currey (Shazam!), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency, “Luke Cage”), among others.
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Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition harnesses the unique platforms of the arts community and entertainment industry to make positive impacts on social welfare issues. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. For more information, visit https://thecreativecoalition.org.