The Netflix reality show premieres TODAY on Aug. 30.
Hollywood stylist Jason Bolden has helped 19-year-old Yara Shahidi display her “black girl magic,” put trans activist Janet Mock on Met Gala best-dressed lists, and outfitted mogul Ava DuVernay in “double-digit slays without a shoulder or kneecap in sight,” as she has written.
Now, the in-demand celebrity stylist will have the cameras turned on him, alongside husband and interior designer Adair Curtis, on Netflix’s “Styling Hollywood,” out Friday. And while it’s nothing new for a celebrity stylist to be given a platform on reality TV, going back to image-maker Rachel Zoe on Bravo, it’s hard to ignore the significance of this particular show, which focuses on the life of a same-sex, African American married power couple.
“As two black, gay men, it’s super important to help shift the planet,” shared Bolden on a weekday morning inside the 10,000-square-foot work studio he shares with Curtis in downtown LA. “I’m super thrilled to have this platform to help show and possibly educate people. Adair and I are on the same journey as everyone else, searching for joy and balance.”
“Representation and inclusion across media is so important,” added Curtis, who runs the interior design side of their business, and is known for his clean, minimal style. “We can only hope that our life, love and work as a married, black, gay couple helps promote tolerance and breaks down stereotypes. At the end of the day, we’re all so much more alike than we are different.”