Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates

“My family is seventh-generation from Los Angeles, my great grandfather was actually the first Mayor of Santa Monica. I think I lived in 16 different houses growing up, everywhere from Elvis’s old bachelor pad, to living across the street from the old Tate House on Cielo [where the Charles Manson “family” committed the Tate murders in 1969]. I became really obsessed with it.”[/pullquote]

Our expert Hailey Gates is a writer, producer, and host of the Viceland TV series “States of Undress,” where she covers fashion weeks in some unlikely places. Traveling around the world to locales such as Pakistan, the Gaza Strip, and the Republic of Congo, Gates found that there are familiar aspects to fashion weeks everywhere. “It’s kind of a beacon of hope,” Gates tells Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. “Fashion weeks tend to be places of refuge for outsiders.”

Inspired by her travels in fashion, we quizzed Gates about famous women who have transformed fashion.

Meet Hailey:

This article originally appeared on NPR.