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Stacy London: ‘It’s not just about the clothes. It’s about the psychology behind them’

After nine seasons of jaw-dropping makeovers on TLC’s What Not to Wear, co-host  Stacy London attributes much of the show’s longevity to its “contributors,” or those bedazzled and medieval loving guests who agree to purge their wardrobes on national television.

“One of the things we say about the show is you get as much out of it as you put into it, and those women did,” London says of her favorites in our Media Beat interview. “They sort of let go of their old ideas about themselves, let go of their self-consciousness or their insecurities, and allowed the process to work. And that’s why the show, I think, succeeds, because it’s not just about the clothes. It’s about the psychology behind them.”

The former fashion editor also said she had no idea TV hosting would become her main gig. “I thought it would be 11 episodes and I would go back to styling, and that I’d be able to charge my clients more… And that was nine years ago — I haven’t had a client since.”

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Part 2: What Not to Wear‘s Stacy London Takes Your Fashion Questions

Part 3: Stacy London Reveals How to Get a Job in Fashion

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