Second Life Podcast: June Ambrose

“Fashion is mute, style gives it voice,” was once said by influential award-winning costumer designer, stylist, and now the creative director of Puma, June Ambrose. A pillar in the fashion community, Ambrose has an unparalleled vision when it comes to creativity and has sparked a stylistic evolution in both entertainment and fashion. Ambrose has cultivated her career in the industry, from styling over 200 music videos with iconic looks to designing countless costumes for notable clientele. She was one of the first to secure couture pieces for artists like Jay Z, created one-of-a-kind ensembles for superstars, including Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, and Lizzo, and was behind Missy Elliots’s unforgettable inflatable vinyl suit in The Rain music video. Through her rare creativity and self-expression—and always being unapologetically herself—Ambrose has left a major impact on today’s youth, inspiring trends and fashion statements found in today’s pop-culture. Case in point: I personally will never forget working alongside Ambrose for a Missy Elliot cover shoot at Marie Claire and leaving set with newfound energy and inspiration.