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Gok Wan

Fashion Stylist and TV Presenter

Born in 1974 in Leicester, Gok has worked in the fashion industry for the best part of a decade. Studying at London's prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama, he found himself drawn to hair and make-up over drama, prompting his entrée into the fashion industry and gaining him early work as a hair and make-up artist on titles such as The Sunday Times Style.

Finding himself dissatisfied with beauty alone, however, Gok decided to pursue his love of clothes as a fashion stylist.

Nearly eight years on his talent and tenacity has seen him build up quite a pedigree: he has worked with some of the world's most renowned photographers (Rankin, Mike Owen, Tony McGee, Jason Joyce and Arthur Elgot), had his work published internationally (Glamour, The Face, Cosmopolitan, Afisha Mir and People Magazine US), amassed an enviable celebrity client-base (Bryan Ferry, Vanessa Mae, Damien Lewis and All Saints to name a few) and consulted on a host of television shows including How to Look Good Naked Series 1, 2 & 3, GMTV, BBC1's Battle of The Sexes and Richard and Judy.

Gok has also wowed his fans with appearances on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and The F Word, whilst his appearance on The New Paul O’Grady Show resulted in Paul O’Grady stripping naked. Gok has also guest hosted Channel 4's Friday Night Project.

Despite his growing status as one of the UK's most sought-after stylists and fashion 'gurus', Gok remains far from blasé (though a little mischievous) about his achievements, especially where his celebrity clients are concerned:

"I never dreamt as a child that the people I danced around my bedroom singing to and tried to emulate style-wise, I'd one day get to tell what to wear!

Gok Wan's book How to Look Good Naked is published by Harper Collins.

Gok Wan

For professional enquiries, please contact Gok Wan's agents. For personal enquiries, get in touch with Gok on Facebook or Twitter.


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Updated on 15 April, 2008


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This is an email for Gok Wan if you would be so kind as to pass it on. Hi Gok, I was wondering if you could give me some advice, I have set up a new business which is Egyptian Lingerie.I first saw this amazing,sexy lingerie in Cairo last year when I got married to my husband who is Egyptian.I have got some of the collection in one shop, plus Harrods is showing some interest. Maybe you could get back to me and I can give you my telephone number and I can give you more details. Thank you for taking the time to read this email. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards Valerie

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  20/07/08  at  04:17 PM

Hi Valerie, You can contact Gok on his Facebook profile. Thanks for checking out this site!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  20/07/08  at  06:14 PM

Hi Gok I have a small boutique in 35 Morgan Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AF 02920395835 -less than 1 minute from Boarders where you are signing your book on Thursday 30th at 4.00. I love all your shows & books would love you to come and have a glass of champagne and see my lovely clothes. Love Linda xxxx

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  27/10/08  at  06:15 PM

Is it really any wonder that women are willing to take their clothes off for him on national television?

Posted by designer denim  on  13/11/08  at  03:47 PM

Gok rules. That's all I can say - his show "How to Look Good Naked" helps not only the women on the show but women watching everywhere. He is a wunderkind extraordinaire, helping women to conquer low self-esteem and to love the skin they're in. YOU RULE GOK!!!!!!!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  10/12/08  at  07:48 PM

Hey there, My name is Lyndsay and im looking for your help.....not for myself though!...this is for the mother smile. She recently just turned 40 and is quite a modern mum, just one problem....a nightmare to shop with :/....going shopping with her is a nightmare, it takes hours just to choose one item of clothing, but here is the real problem..........her style is just so outdated, she will buy one modern item and wear it with something so out of fashion, not good!, the cropped trousers have got to go!! and the orange make-up!!!. I hope that you can help her realise fashion is major and not just a bin bag chucked on hehe, please Gok!, she needs your help. Yours sincerely Lyndsay McVean x

Posted by lyndsay mcvean  on  23/06/09  at  12:31 AM

Ho Gok!! You rock!!! I love you, and I ove what you do for women! I live so far away from you, and I would probably never get to meet you. I am hoping you might come to South Africa one day. I would love it if you can boo my self-confidance as well!!! You really are making a difference in the world! You are my hero

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/01/10  at  03:23 PM

hi gok, i think u r fab i never watch tele unless ur on!!! im going 2 a wedding can u help if i send a pic of me. thanks francesca

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  29/05/10  at  02:57 AM

hi gok . im 13 years old and in school right now i am doing a project on my mordern day hero and i choosed you x how great

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  17/06/10  at  12:43 PM

If this could be passed on to gok please. i am a lady in a wheelchair and i dont know how or what shape i am as i not seen how to dress a wheelchair person i have loads of clothes but just dont know what suites me or not.. i am 27 this year and my mates say i dress a bit like a boy. if you could give me advice it will be greatfully recived as i love to look good as i cant walk. i would send a pic of me but not sure how to. hope to hear from you soon

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/07/10  at  01:30 PM

dear ms G..... i'm a straight, 50 year old and think the work you're doing is GREAT! i'ts great to see someone in the fashion industry who cares about how real people feel. and just generaly refreshing to see a "nice" person on TV.... if you're ever down this way (hayle, cornwall), you've earned a meal, at least. keep it up and bestest....kimbo:)

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  01/09/10  at  08:38 PM

u are my fashion icon and its great to see that ur helping all these wemon and that ur not fogetting about the kids as thats somtimes where it all starts i want to be a fashion desgner and i always watch ur shows as everything i know about fashion has come from u thanks so much

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  07/12/10  at  05:49 PM

Hi there. I just had this idea to contact you after watching the first in the new series of fashion fix. I have designed my own website not really knowing eactly what I was doing but I knew i wanted to specialise in customising anything i can get my hands on. I have had the website up and running now but the problem is no one knows my work. At the moment it has a lot of vintage army coats that I have embellished etc...I work in a teashop to earn a wage abit like the cafe in your autobiography lol. I would love any sort of oppurtunity or even for you to check out my website. Thanks : ) x

Posted by Emma  on  31/01/11  at  05:44 PM

Hi Gok smile. my name is annalese i am 16 and i need your help, i feel like the odd chicken out of all my friends and i hate it. i used to be in the fashion but now am not. my mum has been fighting cancer for 4 years now and cant afford anything will you please help us? x

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/05/11  at  12:17 PM

I am getting married September 2012 and would love some tips on what style dress to go for. I am 57 years old and 5' 2" of fair complexion. I like "unusual/different"

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/10/11  at  11:07 AM

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