A pioneer of fashion programming, Lauren Ezersky is considered a key figure in the New York fashion arena. Her fun and irreverent style of interviewing has made her an inside player in the fashion community. As host of “Behind the Velvet Ropes” for almost a decade, Ezersky takes viewers behind the scenes at the hottest fashion shows and events and interviews the top designers. In addition to hosting and producing her own show, Ezersky has been an on-air correspondent for “Fashion File,” as well as an on-air contributor to the WKTU morning radio show in New York City. For over a decade she authored the column “Lunch with Lauren” for “Paper Magazine” spotlighting such designers as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Valentino, and Karl Lagerfeld. Ezersky is a fixture on many popular shows including, “Oprah Winfrey,” “Ricki Lake,” “CNN News” and VH1’s “Fashion TV.” She is frequently profiled in major national fashion magazines. She began her career pursuing her garment center dreams, working as a sales woman, a buyer, and even as a personal shopper. Ezersky was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. - - Fast Facts - - Has been a fixture on Style for nearly a decade. Has been in production airing locally in New York City since 1989 Over 60 million viewers worldwide, including Latin America, Poland, new Zealand, Greece, germany, the UK, North Africa, the Middle East, Phillippines, Singapore, Australia - - Designer Appearances - - (just to name a few!) Tommy Hilfiger Valentino Badgley Mischka Manolo Blahnik Cynthia Rowley Bob Mackie Roberto Cavalli Calvin Klein Zang Toi Marc Jacobs Todd Oldham Jean Paul Gaultier Betsey Johnson Isaac Mizrahi Karl Lagerfeld Kimora Lee Simmons Kate Spade - - Sponsors - - MAC L’Oreal Hue Legwear Joe Boxer Moet & Chandon Coach Robert Marc Silhouette Eyewear Rouse Corporation Spring 2007 Hermes vs. Hermes Yeoh Lee Marc by Marc Jacobs Gemma Khang Derek Lam Badgley Mischka Proenza Schouler Nicole Miller Rebecca Taylor Cynthia Rowley Willow Spring 2008 Heatherette Marc Bouwer Reem Acra Carmen Mark Valvo DVF Joanna Mastroianni Marc Jacobs Michael Kors Nanette Lepore Joanna Mastroianni