A Renaissance man is described as one whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas; albeit a tall order, standing at 6’ 3”, the strikingly handsome and multi-talented New Orleans native, Marcus Stewart, foots the bill. In addition to writing credits at Vogue.com and TeenVogue.com, Marcus is also a brand ambassador for the Moroccan menswear atelier, Oumlil. A model in his own right, having been photographed by the legendary Antoine Verglas and iconic David Needleman, Marcus has also appeared in ads for brands such as T.I.’s urban apparel line, A.K.O.O. Additionally, this Renaissance man doubles as a stylist for Maroon 5’s, PJ Morton.
For the last 3 years, Marcus operated as the East Coast buyer and Trunk Show coordinator for Decades, the illustrious vintage and haute consignment retailer in Los Angeles, worshipped by fashionistas and collectors alike for an unparalleled collection of designer clothing and accessories dating from the 1920s to today. Marcus’ fashion prowess and stand-out contributions can be seen on Bravo TV’s Dukes of Melrose, which chronicles the daily operations at Decades.
After graduating from the esteemed Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in LA, the 19-year-old was hired by Sacred Blue Denim where he oversaw wholesale accounts, managed in-house marketing and provided creative direction to the design team. During Marcus’ tenure, Sacred Blue Denim jeans became the Hollywood “IT” denim item featured on the cover of Glamour Magazine, and were worn by Nicole Kidman and Jessica Alba on the cover of Seventeen Magazine. It was not long before Marcus’s visual merchandising acumen led to opportunities at Prada and Dolce Gabbana.
It was during the hustle and bustle of an LA Fashion Week that Marcus met Andre Leon Talley, the former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine. Cultivating a relationship with Mr. Talley helped to accelerate a seamless entrance into the iron clad doors of Vogue where Marcus assisted Senior West Coast Editor of Vogue, Teen Vogue, Men’s Vogue and Vogue Living magazines, Lisa Love, in styling cover shoots.
Marcus’ experience at Vogue under Andre Leon Talley’s tutelage led to styling opportunities at GQ, Lucky, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Vogue, Vanity Fair and Teen Vogue where he worked with Hollywood elite such as Katy Perry, Patrick Dempsey, Naomi Watts, Christian Bale, Ryan Lochte, Olivia Wilde and Emma Roberts.
Marcus possesses a keen ability to diagnosis fashion ailments such as an unflattering color palette or ill fitting attire, given the person’s figure, and instantaneously prescribe a complementary color scheme and a flattering style suitable for his or her shape. His affable nature, which makes for a stellar bedside manner, coupled with the aforementioned, has led industry cohorts to refer to him as the Fashion Doctor.
Never one to rest on his laurels, Marcus Stewart, the Fashion Doctor, is currently an on-camera STYLE EXPERT for EHOW.COM and WWL-TV. He is also the Contributing Fashion Editor for The Times Picayune, and the US Fashion Ambassador for the London based magazine, FNO. Remarkably, this Renaissance man’s most recent success stems from his own vision coming to fruition. Marcus is the visionary and founder of the Style Academy, an image consulting business that caters to women and at-risk youth. At the Style Academy, Marcus teaches women and youth how to choose the right ensembles for their physique as well as the art of creating life changing style moments that radiate glamour and class.
Still in his early 20’s, the best is yet to come.