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Emmy® award-winning stylist and best-selling author David Zyla has empowered tens of thousands to embrace their authentic style. His books − The Color of Style (Dutton), Color Your Style (Plume), and How to Win at Shopping (Workman) − have influenced David’s followers all over the world to adopt his unique approach to personal style and color, based on his decades of experience in fashion, costume design, and consulting.
At the age of 22, David started his Seventh Avenue eveningwear label, which was featured at New York’s Fashion Week and sold by luxury retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel. Before that, he began his career in sales at Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, and Tiffany & Co.
By 2001, David had already earned a reputation as a tastemaker with strong ties to the global fashion community and was recruited by ABC to reinvigorate the visual quality of its daytime programming. David has held the position of head costume designer for various long-running television shows including ABC’s All My Children (2010 Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design Emmy Award), General Hospital, and Lifetime’s Devious Maids.
David has also designed for theater, film, and commercials and is currently a judge on JTV’s Rock Star Designer reality show.
His unique platform on style makes him a sought after authority on fashion and color in the media. He has been featured in a variety of broadcast media including The View, The Nate Berkus Show, The Jane Pauley Show, Marie, and CNN Style, as well as on CBS News, FOXNews, ABC News, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and Playboy Radio. He has been profiled in People magazine and The New Yorker, and featured in publications including Life & Style, More Magazine, Real Simple, Women’s Wear Daily, The Huffington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Traditional Home, Vogue UK, Brides Magazine, Women’s Health, Daily Mail, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Reuters, and Yahoo.
David Zyla’s unique personal style has been chronicled in The New York Times, in the book I am Dandy (Gestalten), and on websites such as Scott Schulman’s The Sartorialist, and Richard Haines’ What I Saw Today.
He has collaborated with some of the most recognizable faces of contemporary culture, including Neil Patrick Harris, Hillary Clinton, Susan Lucci, Tom Hanks, Carol Burnett, Amber Rose, and Kelsey Grammar. His lifelong passion is helping people discover their individual palette of flattering colors and unique style − the best version of themselves − through private and group style consultations all over the world.
A guest speaker, panelist, and lecturer on the transformative power of color and design and its application to wardrobe, home, and lifestyle, he is known for his engaging, educational, and fun presentations on fashion.
Recent speaking engagements include events for Barron’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, The National Arts Club, The Cosmopolitan Club, Clarins, Dress for Success, Lord and Taylor, DKNY, Bloomingdales, and Macy’s.
David often serves as a teacher and guest lecturer at major design institutions, museums, and schools, including New York University, Hofstra University, SCAD, LIM, Otterbein College, and UC Davis. He is a faculty member at Marymount Manhattan College where he teaches a regular course on Fashion, History, and Society. He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.