Alexa Chung is a television personality, model and writer. Winner of the 2010 British Style Award and named one of Harper’s Bazaar UK’s 2011 Best Dressed of Britain and Vogue’s 2010 Most Stylish Women of the Year, Alexa is also a global style icon and trendsetter. She is currently the host of Lifetime’s new show “24-Hour Catwalk,” which gives four talented designers the chance to compete to create their own collection in just one day.
Prior to “24-Hour Catwalk,” Alexa hosted the weekly music show “Gonzo” in London and variety talk show “It’s On With Alexa Chung” in New York, both for MTV. Earlier this year she co-hosted NBC’s “2011 Golden Globes Arrivals Special” alongside Carson Daly and Natalie Morales. Before moving to the U.S., Alexa hosted several high-profile U.K. pop-culture shows including “Popworld,” “Frock Me,” “Fashion Fix” and the music program “Freshly Squeezed.”
Alexa can regularly be seen in top-tier publications around the globe, with 2011 alone finding her on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, British Vogue, Vogue North Korea and Teen Vogue. In 2010, she was featured in the August issue of American Vogue’s “Age Issue,” in which she was interviewed by Sally Singer and shot by Mario Sorrenti. Anna Wintour has described Chung as “a phenomenon,” while The New York Times has declared her “the Kate Moss of the new generation.” Karl Lagerfeld has described her as “beautiful and clever … a modern girl.” Since 2009, Alexa has been a contributing editor to British Vogue and has interviewed designers such as Lagerfeld and Christopher Kane for the publication, as well as provided her own original features.
Last fall, Alexa collaborated with J. Crew’s Madewell on a womenswear line, “Alexa Chung for Madewell.” The debut collection, which launched in coordination with Vogue’s “Fashion’s Night Out,” sold out various pieces within minutes. The second collection debuted in September 2011 to even greater fanfare, crashing Madewell.com moments after it was made available. Alexa has been featured in ad campaigns for Lacoste’s “Joy of Pink” fragrance, Vero Moda, Superga, MOGG, and DKNY and Pepe Jeans, and serves as an ambassador to Chopard, NARS and Chanel, among others. In 2009, the luxury handbag company Mulberry created a much sought-after bag named after and inspired by Chung, called “The Alexa,” an item that currently has a waiting list of over 50,000.
Alexa is an avid music fan and DJ, and recently presented the iTunes Festival for ITV2. She currently resides in New York City.