Most Stylish New Yorkers 2012: Ted Gibson

Celebrity News Sep. 12, 2012 AT 12:00AM
Ted Gibson attends Hairdressers Against AIDS U.S. Launch At The United Nations at United Nations on November 30, 2010 in New York City. Ted Gibson attends Hairdressers Against AIDS U.S. Launch At The United Nations at United Nations on November 30, 2010 in New York City. Credit: Bennett Raglin/WireImage.com

Name: Ted Gibson

Occupation: Celebrity hairstylist; TV personality

Teen Spirit: The What Not to Wear star -- who has lived in NYC for the past 15 years -- calls his style "understated chic," but he's not afraid to take a few risks. "I'll wear a silver or green pair of shoes and a pink belt. I did that when I was a teenager, but I'm in my 40s now and I feel a lot more comfortable about who I am."

What Clicks: "I kind of love to online shop," says Gibson, who styles the hair of head-turners Anne Hathaway and Ashley Greene. "Gilt.com is my favorite. I have big shoulders, a big chest, a small waist, big legs and a big butt, so sometimes I have my suits made by Sanford Bryant."

Formal Fan: "I have three tuxedos in my closet, and Tom Ford was the one I splurged on. I wanted to have a wider lapel and more of a streamlined look from my other two. I bought a pink fuchsia bow-tie and a pink fuchsia pocket square. Pink is my favorite color!" says Gibson. "And I just bought some black wingtip shoes from Prada. I love, love, love those."

It's All in the Wrist: Gibson's most treasured object is a Cartier Love bracelet, a gift from his husband and co-owner of the Ted Gibson Salon, Jason Backe. "I've been married for 16 years. Jason is the love of my life and I look at this bracelet every single day. I love that it represents our relationship and our foundation."

Quote: "The best fashion advice I've gotten? Whatever I feel really good in, buy more of it!"

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