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Kelly Bensimon

Author, Model, Jewelry Designer & Former Editor of Elle Accessories

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 Kelly Bensimon Biography

Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an author, model, jewelry designer, and former editor of Elle Accessories. In 2009, she appeared in the Bravo TV series The Real Housewives of New York City. Kelly was born in 1969, and raised in Rockford, Illinois. She began working as a model at the age of 15, where she formed friendships with many of the designers, models and editors who were to become the fashion industry's best-known names. Killoren was the third wife of French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon, who was formerly International Creative Director of ELLE magazine; the couple have two daughters, born in 1999 and 2001. The couple divorced in January 2006, and the former Mrs. Bensimon now resides in New York City and East Hampton.

Killoren Bensimon attended Columbia University, where she graduated with a BA in English Literature. She then began writing for Hamptons magazine. While there, she was responsible for two fashion columns "In the Spirit of the Hamptons" and "Most Wanted." Her column initiated the "In the spirit of..." series for vanity press publisher Assouline although the publisher does not releases sales figures. She then helped Niche Media create and launch Gotham magazine in 2001. She remains an editor at large for Hamptons and Gotham magazines. She was named Editor of Elle Accessories in 2005 when she created and launched the magazine with the Fall issue.

Author of In The Spirit of the Hamptons (year 2002) and American Style (year 2004), Kelly also wrote The Bikini Book, (2006), a 400 page tome which explores the history of the bikini, and the swimsuit's 60th anniversary.

For the Fall 2006 fashion shows held in New York, Kelly was the host of the IMG fashion week, where she interviewed designers, celebrities, and models. During the summer of 2006, Kelly hosted the IMG swim shows in Miami and opened the LYCRA show. In the Fall, Kelly was the spokesperson for WOOL and traveled across America with Conde Nast and Dillards to host menswear events. She was also the ambassador for spring 2007 Mercedes Benz Fashion week in New York City.

Kelly has been a "friend" of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2004. A portion of the proceeds of her book, American Style and The Bikini book, were directed to the Costume Institute.

On March 7, 2009 Kelly joined the cast as the "new housewife" on Bravo's second season of The Real Housewives of New York City. She is a supporter of Feeding America, and donates time to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kelly Bensimon is available for speaking engagements, hosting and autograph signings.

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Books
In the Spirit of The Hamptons

In the Spirit of The Hamptons

I Can Make You Hot!: The Supermodel Diet

I Can Make You Hot!: The Supermodel Diet

The Bikini Book

The Bikini Book

American Style

American Style

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Kelly Bensimon

Author, Model, Jewelry Designer & Former Editor of Elle Accessories

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Kelly Bensimon Biography

Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an author, model, jewelry designer, and former editor of Elle Accessories. In 2009, she appeared in the Bravo TV series The Real Housewives of New York City. Kelly was born in 1969, and raised in Rockford, Illinois. She began working as a model at the age of 15, where she formed friendships with many of the designers, models and editors who were to become the fashion industry's best-known names. Killoren was the third wife of French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon, who was formerly International Creative Director of ELLE magazine; the couple have two daughters, born in 1999 and 2001. The couple divorced in January 2006, and the former Mrs. Bensimon now resides in New York City and East Hampton.

Killoren Bensimon attended Columbia University, where she graduated with a BA in English Literature. She then began writing for Hamptons magazine. While there, she was responsible for two fashion columns "In the Spirit of the Hamptons" and "Most Wanted." Her column initiated the "In the spirit of..." series for vanity press publisher Assouline although the publisher does not releases sales figures. She then helped Niche Media create and launch Gotham magazine in 2001. She remains an editor at large for Hamptons and Gotham magazines. She was named Editor of Elle Accessories in 2005 when she created and launched the magazine with the Fall issue.

Author of In The Spirit of the Hamptons (year 2002) and American Style (year 2004), Kelly also wrote The Bikini Book, (2006), a 400 page tome which explores the history of the bikini, and the swimsuit's 60th anniversary.

For the Fall 2006 fashion shows held in New York, Kelly was the host of the IMG fashion week, where she interviewed designers, celebrities, and models. During the summer of 2006, Kelly hosted the IMG swim shows in Miami and opened the LYCRA show. In the Fall, Kelly was the spokesperson for WOOL and traveled across America with Conde Nast and Dillards to host menswear events. She was also the ambassador for spring 2007 Mercedes Benz Fashion week in New York City.

Kelly has been a "friend" of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2004. A portion of the proceeds of her book, American Style and The Bikini book, were directed to the Costume Institute.

On March 7, 2009 Kelly joined the cast as the "new housewife" on Bravo's second season of The Real Housewives of New York City. She is a supporter of Feeding America, and donates time to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kelly Bensimon is available for speaking engagements, hosting and autograph signings.

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  • How to book Kelly Bensimon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kelly Bensimon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kelly Bensimon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kelly Bensimon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kelly Bensimon?

    Booking fees for Kelly Bensimon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kelly Bensimon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kelly Bensimon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kelly Bensimon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kelly Bensimon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kelly Bensimon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kelly Bensimon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kelly Bensimon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kelly Bensimon for your event is available upon request. Kelly Bensimon generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Teresa Giudice, Bethenny Frankel, Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump and Paris Hilton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kelly Bensimon for an upcoming event.

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