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BIOGRAPHY

A Roswell, New Mexico native, Montgomery Frazier began his creative Career, after a 4 year stint with the Hyatt Corporation, in Manhattan’s artsy Soho District as the Creative Director for the hugely trendy fashion boutique, Parachute. There he was responsible for dressing up-and-coming pop icon, Madonna, for ‘Live Aid’ and other such superstar pop idols as Cher, Peter Gabriel, and Duran Duran just to name a few. During his tenure at Parachute, his talent and capacity for working with new talent led to editorial and advertorial Collaborations with then emerging photographers Mario Testino and David LaChapelle.

Always ahead of the game with his hand on the "pulse of New York", Frazier was then offered a staff position as Fashion Director for the revolutionary pop culture medium, MTV. There, Montgomery introduced a generation of rock & rollers to the world of fashion and style. He styled such MTV classic shows as ‘Remote Control’, the first season of ‘House Of Style’, the popular dance show ‘Club MTV’ and the hugely popular ‘Club MTV Tour’ with Paula Abdul, Ton Loc, Milli Vanilli, Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam, and Information Society. Helping to develop and create a distinctive and signature style for VJ and 80’s MTV icon, Downtown Julie Brown, Montgomery was then invited to step in front of the camera as an on-air Fashion Commentator for ‘Club MTV’. Seizing this great opportunity, Montgomery produced weekly fashion segments, handpicking then unknown dancers like actress Jennifer Esposito, pop star Anastasia, Mrs. Kelsey Grammer, and Mrs. Noah Wyley to model in new fashion designs by then emerging designers Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Patricia Field, Stephen Sprouse, Nicole Miller and other designers who have since become household brands.

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As imaging and style are ultimately a form of communication, it was a natural segue way for Montgomery to lend his talents and resources as Special Features Editor for the extremely hip, youth culture "scene-zine" magazine,‘Project X where the term “Generation X” was coined by the New York Times and Vogue. Yet again, Frazier was identifying and again featuring emerging pop talents such as Dee-Lite, Moby, Beck, Bjork, starlets-in-training Liv Tyler and Mila Jovovich in designs by new designers Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chayalan etal.

In 1998, Frazier founded his own production company, MVM Productions to produce events and provide talent with fashion and image strategizing for muse Downtown Julie Brown on E! Entertainment’s ‘The Gossip Show’, His most publicized stint was consulting Katie Couric on NBC’s ‘The Today Show’, He's styled for almost every major haircare company including campaigns for Matrix Essentials, Trevor Sorbie, Redken, L'Oreal and men’s haircare company American Crew. Mr. Frazier was also a consultant for “Dressing for Success”, a series of seminars created for Credit Suisse-First Boston as well as other corporate and entertainment entities. Mr. Frazier was also retained as a consultant to aid in the business and creative development of high-end fashion designer, ex-Chanel muse Jackie Rogers.

Montgomery Frazier is considered an image pioneer who is often quoted and sourced as a lifestyle expert and commentator on media outlets including E! Entertainment Television’s ‘Style Court’, ‘The Gastineau Girls’, and ‘Hollywood Blondes’, Fashion File, ‘Inside Edition’,† The Metro Channel, VH-1’s ‘The Fabulous Life’. He has been profiled in The New York Times, Vogue, Elle, The New York Observer, Money Magazine and appears often in the columns and society sections of Women’s Wear Daily, DNR, Interview, Hamptons, Quest, Gotham, Q and Avenue Magazine and has been regularly featured as a style critic for Star Magazine and In Touch Weekly and was featured in the Harper Collins's book, Style File, The World's Most Elegantly Dressed, by Ike Ude.

Mr. Frazier's philanthropic endeavors have included serving as a Junior Committee Member for The New York City Ballet as well as Co-Chairing The Contemporaries Committee for the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art's Biennial. In addition Mr. Frazier co-founded EUVA INC, the not-for-profit branch of the Energy Up program, a health & wellness program for inner city youth subject to Type-2 diabetes, created by friend & client Lifestyle Guru, High Voltage.

Presently, Frazier’s new company, The Guru Image Development, is an image development "think tank" for product launches and image development. Current long-term projects include a book project with literary agent, Donna Bagdasarian, Founder of Priot Entertainment Group, Montgomery Frazier currently serves as Contributing Editor to both Zink and Arude Magazines, while also serving as a Brand Ambassador for the LGBTA website dot429, is the resident "Image Guru" at HonestlyNow.com where he imparts sage expert style & lifestyle advice to people across the internet.

Frazier is considered a stylish cultural pundit who continues to impart his brand of common sense, wisdom, style & vision. Today, his roster of celebrity clients continue to rely on his soup-to-nuts image management, far beyond clothes. A guru with style, soul and conscience.

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