A top stylist who divides her time between commercial and editorial clients, Gillean McLeod is known for unique flair, creative image-making and working closely with clients to manifest the sartorial aspects of their projects. Whether it is for a film, music video, print commercial or fashion magazine layout, Gillean brings her experienced eye, encyclopedic knowledge of style, and wealth of resources to create memorable visuals.

Growing up in South East Asia, Gillean was surrounded by a colourful culture, absorbing the styles, art and dress customs of Malaysia and Indonesia. Moving to the UK as a teen, Gillean observed an entirely different visual culture on the streets of 1970s London. Finally landing in Los Angeles in 1978, Gillean further expanded her understanding of cuts, silhouettes and styles. By day she styled for and music videos, and by night she performed in the art-rock band Party Boys.

After a stint working for designer Michele Lamy, Gillean launched her own label, Duck for Cover, at LA boutiques such as Fred Segal and Malina, and she continued to style shoots for print and film.

Gillean’s clients include Virgin America, Motorola, Sprint, Honda, Porsche, adidas, Nikon, Coca-Cola and AT&T. Directors and photographers she regularly works with include Zachary Scott, Jim Fiscus, Hugh Kretschmer and Sean Murphy. Her editorial styling has been featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Sharp Magazine, Oprah and BlackBook.

In 2008, Gillean was scouted as a fashion model, and her burgeoning career in front of the camera has included national print campaigns for Charles Schwab, Tempur-Pedic, and Bank of America.

Gillean has recently taken up designing again, launching a capsule collection of her new label gilleanm. It has been featured in a Mazda ad (when she showed up on set in a dress she had designed, and it was decided she should wear it for the photographs).

Gillean works in Los Angeles and New York, continuing to derive inspiration from her travels and love of art, design and fashion.

CLIENTS

Adidas
American Express
AT&T
Bacardi Limon
Ballpark Franks
Best Buy
Blackbook
BMW
British Telecom
California Div. Tourism
California Mart
Castrol
CDW
Charter Cable
Chevrolet
Chicago Tribune
Cisco
Citibank
Clorox
Coinstar
Coca Cola
Crest
Delta Sky Miles
Denver Water
Edward Jones Eels
Energizer
Elantra
Epson
Erivedge
ESPN Magazine
Fifth Third Bank
Ford
Fortune Magazine
Geek Squad
Getty Images
GQ
GQ Germany
Got Milk
Hard Rock
Harley Davidson
Health Magazine
Helix
Hilton Hotels
Honda Element
Hummer
IBM
Inc. Magazine
Infiniti M45
Intel
Kool Lantus
Liberty Mutual
Lifesavers
Lincoln
Los Angeles Magazine
Los Angeles Times
M and M
Mercedes
Microsoft
Millstone Coffee
Motorola
NBC
Nextel
Nikon
Nokia
Nuvaring
NYT Magazine
O Magazine
Orbit
Parent Magazine
Peter Kim
Peugeot
Porsche
Qualcomm
Reddi Whip
Saturn
Seimens
Shape Magazine
Sony Playstation
Sony Records
Sprint
Stuff Magazine
Tampax
Target
Time Magazine
Top Flite
Toyota
University of Phoenix
US Air Force
Vertex
Viewsonic
Virgin Records
Volkswagen
VSP
Wall Street Journal
Working Mother Magazine
Xbox
Yamaha

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Alan Kaplan
Andreas Hempel
Andric
Ann Elliott Cutting
Art Streiber
Baerbel Schmidt
Bill Curry
Brad Harris
Brown Cannon 3
Catherine Ledner
Christian Stolle
Comrade
Craig Olsen
Daniela Stallinger
David James
David Lindsey Wade
David Tsay
Diana Koenigsberg
Derick Smith
Dieter Eikelpoth
Erwin Olaf
Florian Geiss
Forest Barber
Frank Uyttenhove
George Logan
Greg Heisler
Hasnain Dattu Henning Bock
Henrik Bulow
Hugh Kretschmer
Jason Lindsay
Jason Madera
Jayne Wexler
Jennifer Cheung
Jim Fiscus
Jim Hughes
Jim McHugh
Joe McNally
Joe Pugliese
John Offenbach
Kai Wiechmann
Keith Bernstein
Kevin Foley
Kwaku Alston
Larry Fink
Lendon Flanagan
Lisa Romerein
Liz Van Hoene
Luca Babini
Lyndon Wade
Mark Hanauer
Mark Lund
Matthias Clamer
McKenzie Stroh
Marco Casale
Michael Kelley
Michael O’Brien
Michael Schnabel
Neal Brown
Nigel Parry
Paolo Dall’Ara
Paul Hochman
R. Jerome Ferraro
Rainer Stratmann
Rob Van Petton
Rolf Strathmann
Rocky Schenk
Romain Laurent
Ron Eshel
Russ Quackenbush
Scott Frances
Sean Murphy
Stephen Wilkes
Steven Nilsson
Tony D’Orio
Terry Vine
Uwe Deuttmann
Vegar Abelsnes
Zachary Scott

DIRECTORS

Antony Hoffman
Bob Giraldi
Doug Henry
Erroll Morris
Eliot Rausch
Rich Wafer
Tarsem