Biography

 

combined his entrepreneurial ability with a love of architecture

and art as a real estate developer, interior and fashion designer. From the very beginning of his career, he was merging these talents, by developing a group of buildings for a functional exhibition with the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. He is also a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and has received numerous fashion industry honors, including “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer for Los Angeles Fashion Week. While the BRADLEY BAYOU couture label is a favorite among celebrities, he also has a ready-to-wear namesake collection at Q.V.C. where he has successfully translated couture quality and the fundamentals of his book “The Science of Sexy” into an affordable clothing line. In the architecture and interior design world, Bradley is known for his collaborations with renowned firms such as Richard Meier, O’Neal Ford, Angelo Donghia and Architectonica. With over 30 years experience and more than twenty-five renovations under his belt, Bradley has extensive knowledge of real estate, development and interior design as well as his many fashion design accolades.

Bradley’s fashion pieces have graced the covers and pages of magazines and periodicals including “Vogue,” “Harper’s Bazaar,” “Essence,” “Cosmopolitan,” “People,” “Town and Country,” “Entertainment Weekly,” and “In Style.” He is a member of Oprah’s “Glam Squad” and has been a contributor on www.oprah.com as well as a proud ambassador for NEDA, National Eating Disorder Association, where he champions a campaign to promote healthy body images in the media and fashion industry. While he was the Creative Director for Halston, Bayou revived the label to its original stature as a world-renowned brand. However, he is most known for his couture designs worn by many celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry, Taraji Henson, Kristin Davis, Queen Latifah, Eva Longoria, Megan Fox, Selma Hayek, and Beyonce Knowles.

Bradley has also been a featured guest on many television programs providing expert advice and guidance for home improvement as well as interior and fashion design segments. He has visited “Wendy Williams,” “The Today Show,” “The Tyra Banks Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” and “Access Hollywood” many times. He has also been a semi-regular guest on “The View” and “The Early Show” on CBS. He was the Executive Producer and Host for Lifetime’s show “Operation Style” where he addressed every kind of project including home renovations and makeovers, dinner preparations and presentations, flower arrangements, arts and crafts as well as fashion and interior design.

A Texas native, Bayou graduated from Phillips Andover Academy as well as the University of Texas and has subsequently earned an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. Pursuing his life-long passion of fine art, he has also studied at the prestigious Skowenhgan and Corcoran schools of painting and sculpture. His art work has been featured in galleries all over the country.