Fashion and Style Authority
With an eye for creating stunning conceptual direction, Jay has spent more than a decade in the world of high fashion and beauty, both in front of and behind the cameras. Most recently the host of The Thread, Yahoo’s premiere fashion and beauty lifestyle program, Jay can be seen on the red carpets covering The Emmy Awards, The Golden Globe Awards, The SAG Awards, the Grammy Awards and The Academy Awards. As a speaker, he captivates audiences with a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion and beauty industry, and as a host, he brings an element of glamour to every event.
A fashion and beauty expert who began his career as a makeup artist, Jay’s artistry and expertise has been seen on the covers of the world’s most celebrated fashion magazines and on the runways of the industry’s top designers. Having built a career on calculated risk-taking and an exquisite eye for what the public wants next, his counsel and talent is sought by celebrities, photographers, and advertising executives the world over.
Jay is well known for his roles as Fashion Correspondent for E! Networks, host of The Style Network’s makeover series, Style Her Famous, and as Creative Director and Judge on the CW Network reality series America’s Next Top Model. He has also hosted Style Rocks the Red Carpet for New York Fashion Week; been co-host Fashion Police; and was Host and Executive Producer of Canada’s Next Top Model.
Jay has also lent his talents to hosting the Red Carpet for the GLAAD Media Awards (Los Angeles), hosting Fashion Cares (Toronto), and hosting the American Image Awards (New York). He also serves as a “smile ambassador” for operation smile.