Wilson Chan

Chan is the design director of MAO MAG and was instrumental in the overall look of the magazine. Chan is also a fashion music producer widely known for his soundtracks to runway shows. Producing soundtracks for Gucci, YSL, Tuleh, Derek Lam, Peter Som, and Gary Graham and many others.


Belgium born designer Diane von Furstenberg has been a fixture of the American Fashion world since arriving in New York in 1972 with her signature jersey dresses.

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He grew to fame in Paris showing his avant-garde performance art style fashion shows. He is well known for his iconic designs for artists like Bjork, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Fischerspooner, as well as Miss Piggy.

Francesco Scavullo

Francesco Scavullo is an American fashion photographer best known for his celebrity portraits. Scavullo took portraits of some of the most famous people of the 20th century, from Mick Jagger, Brooke Shields, Diana Ross, ELizabeth Taylor, Salvador Dali to Diana Vreeland.

Scott Ewalt

A MAO MAG favorite since our first issue, Ewalt has made digital imagery his media since 1992, combining his love for mythology, rock & roll and red light districts. His work has appeared on countless CD covers, magazines, posters, coffee table books and phone cards.

Corey Grant Tippin

Andy Warhol Superstar, Antonio Lopez model, legendary make up artist, Historian, Art Director, are just a few of the titles that Corey Grant Tippin can claim in his resume. For MAO MAG Corey acts as our honorary fact checker, if there is anything in Paris/New York fashion history between the 70s and 80s Corey will know if its true or not as he most likely was there while it was all happening.

Roxanne Lowit

Is a celebrity and fashion photographer whose intimate, outrageous, and stylish photographs have been an important part of the international and social scene for almost three decades. She pioneered fashion backstage photography in 1977 when she was the only photographer backstage at the shows.

Michael Musto

Michael Musto writes the wildly popular “La Dolce Musto” column for the Village Voice. The author of two books, Downtown and Manhattan on the Rocks, Musto is also familiar as a regular face on cable channels from E! to VH1 to MSNBC to everything but Animal Planet (though his agent is in talks with them as we speak).

Jack Mitchell

Jack Mitchell spent 45 years (1950-1995) in New York City photographing famous creative and performing stars of the Arts world. The New York Times, Dance, After Dark, along with other national and international publications featuring the Arts were the showcases for his photography. The portraits of Joe Dallesandro, and Holly Woodlawn are two of a series of portraits Mitchell did of Andy Warhol Film Superstars in 1970.

Jade Jagger

Jade Jagger is an accomplished jewelry designer who lives in Ibiza, Spain with her children Amber and Assisi.

Simon Doonan

Was born in 1952 in Reading, England. He began trimming windows on London’s Saville Row before immigrating to Southern California in the late seventies. After working with Diana Vreeland at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Doonan joined Barney’s New York in 1986, where he is now Creative Director.

Christine de Lassus

After starting a career styling major advertising campaigns with photographers Irving Penn, Steven Klein, Patrick Demarchelier and many others. French born Christine de Lassus is now devoting her time to editorial projects: directing the fashion of Trace and free-lancing for major european publications.

Alan Kleinberg

“In retrospect, as I look back at these pictures, it seems most people were running through the Seventies. I seemed to be walking slowly, stopping often to watch and make a picture for my notebook.” For issue 9 Alan provided us with two images of Ara Gallant which he snapped at different events during the 70’s.

Mike Ruiz

Photographer Mike Ruiz, who’s shot Lindsey Lohan, Lil’ Kim, Ricky Martin, Jessica Biel, Britney Murphy, Dolly Parton, 50 Cent, Jennifer Garner, Kirsten Dunst, and Vin Diesel among others, has also directed music videos for Traci Lords, RuPaul, Kristine W, EX03, and Tony Moran.

Peter Butler

Coiffeur extraordinaire Peter Butler landed in New York from Paris three years ago and has never looked back. His work has been seen in Vogue, L’uomo Vogue and Vanity Fair, and he has styled countless celebrities.

Gordon Espinet

As worldly as his travel itinerary with M.A.C. Cosmetics, chief make-up artist Gordon Espinet lives a gloriously hectic and eclectic existence, topping up his life of style, fashion, pop culture, and the occasional off-duty mojito witha broad interest in all aspects of life.

Milton H. Greene

In 1985 the New York based fashion photographer Milton H. Greene passed away. In 1993 his eldest son Joshua started The Archives, a business dedicated to the restoration and preservation of not only his father’s work but photography at large.

Dianne Brill

Uber-babe Dianne Brill first made a splash as New York City’s “Queen of the Night,” then as a model for designers Gaultier and Mugler’s wild runway shows, an actress in major motion pictures, and then as the mold for Adel Rootsteins’s mannequin of the decade.

Greg Gorman

For over two decades, Greg Gorman’s timeless photographs have documented the obessesion with the 20th century celebrity. From personality portraits and advertising companies to magazine layouts and fine art work, Gorman has developed the showcase discriminating and unique style in his profession.

Sylvia Miles

American actress Sylvia Miles has appeared in over 49 major motion pictures, as well as a host of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and several notable television appearances. She has been nominated twice for an Academy Award for her work in Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Farewell My Lovely (1975) and garnered Best Actress Awards in 12 countries for her work in Andy Warhol’s Heat.

Constance White

A 15-year veteran of the fashion industry and one of the countries most respected fashion experts, White has appeared on Oprah, E! Fashion File, America’s Next Top Model and ABC-TV’s “Inside Fashion Week.” Previously, she was a style reporter for The New York Times, executive fashion editor at Elle, and associate sportswear editor for Women’s Wear Daily.

Ruben Toledo

Ruben Toledo is a painter, sculptor, illustrator, reporter and fashion chronicler as well as a surrealist wit of great renown. He currently lives and works in NYC with his wife, designer Isabel Toledo. He is the visual author of The Bombshell Manual of Style, The Sweetie Series, and Style Dictionary.

Robert W. Richards

Born in 1941 Robert W. Richards soon learned to live a private, interior, solitary life. He immersed himself in drawing an imaginary world of beautiful men and women Gary Cooper, Garbo, Dietrich, and Marilyn. After moving to New York, he plunged into the world of fashion, sketching collections in Paris, Rome, Milan. After many seasons in this fashion world, fatigue set in, and his long suppressed desire to draw men took over. It was then that a career in male erotica began. Mandate, Honcho, Torso, Stallion, Menall became home to his artwork throughout the 1970s and 1980s. For MAO MAG Robert has illustrated many Warhol Superstars and New York icons.


A true “Dandy” in every sense of the word, Patrick McDonald was born in Germany and raised in California before moving to NYC in 1978 in the heyday of Studio 54, Fiorucci, and all things glittery. He is a freelance fashion writer for various publications.

J.T. LeRoy

J.T. LeRoy is the author of international best sellers Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things. He is also part of the rock band Thistle.

David Wills

Australian born David Wills has dedicated his life to preserving American film history and has accrued one of the world’s largest and most important independent archives of original photographic negatives and transparencies.

Aaron Cobbet

Aaron Cobbett brilliantly (and may we add, very patiently) photographed the new crop of emerging designers in today’s fashion industry for issue 9 of MAO MAG. His work has appeared in Dazed and Confused, Glamour, Interview, Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Gina Kelly

Gina Kelly has always been obsessed with fashion magazines so she was thrilled when we asked her to interview Mike Gallagher, owner of one of the country’s largest fashion magazine archives. Kelly has worked as a fashion editor for Elle, Mademoiselle, and Lucky and is currently the Fashion Director for Seventeen.


Alvaro is a renown illustrator and portrait painter for celebrities. His ability to glamourize and capture the image of women has enabled him to create work for Mariah Carey, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Patti LaBelle, and Mary J. Blige among others.

Dirk Kikstra

Is a photographer originally from Amsterdam. He has worked for Richard Avedon before striking out on his own. For MAO MAG Dirk has shot Amanda Lepore, Julie Gilhart, Anna Nicole Smith and the entire “My Obsession” feature.

Kenny Scharf

Kenny Scharf is a prolific artist who has worked in painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture: he has designed lifeguard stations, Zippo lighters, watches, cellphones, carpets, carnival carousels and a line of mannequins. He created The Groovenians, which aired on The Cartoon Network.

Susan Olsen

Susan Olsen, internationally recognized for her role as Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch, is an actress, writer, artist, producer and radio personality.

Alexander Thompson

Alexander Thompson’s photographs have been published in Nylon, Mass Appeal, Black Book, Paper, Spin, Time Out, and Rolling Stone among others and he has just been selected to shoot an art book on Iggy Pop.

Maury Hopson

The original “celebrity hairstylist” single-handedly established the role of the freelance hairdresser as we now know it. His stellar career began at a time when models did their own hair and makeup... He changed that! Since then, he has participated in the creation of some of the most iconic images of our time with photographers Scavullo, Penn, Avedon, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber and many others.

Tina Paul

After graduating from SVA, Tina’s photos were first noticed by Patricia Field in the 80’s. Tina’s documentary style and whimsical, carefree sense, depicts the pleasure and sadness of life and her nightlife photographs portray the essence of the party. Best known for documenting the last night of Paradise Garage; the entire decade of club night Jackie 60; and the notorious Michael Alig and Club Kids.

Roy Blakey

Left Oklahoma and traveled twice around the world. In the 1950’s and 60’s skating in ice shows. Leaving the frozen stage in 1967 he stopped for 3 days in NYC - and stayed for 25 years. His Chelsea photo studio became a magnet for such performers as Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Shirley Mac Laine, Brian Boitano, and Divine.

Ann Magnuson

Ann Magnuson is an actress, singer, writer and part time performance artist. She has been seen on screen in films such as The Hunger, Making Mr. Right, Clear and Present Danger, Glitter and Panic Room.

Rick Castro

Is an independent filmmaker and photographer living in Los Angeles. His work explores the world of fetish and fringes of culture. His film Hustler White premeired at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and Plushies and Furries aired on MTV in Janauary 2002. His photography has been featured in various publications from Vanity Fair, GQ and Rolling Stone, to Drummer, Bound and Gagged and Taste of Latex.