Mel Ottenberg


Mel Ottenberg on Christina Aguilera and the Looks He Styled for Her Sold-Out Hollywood Bowl Shows

July 21, 2021

Our Creative Director takes us behind the scenes of the pop icon’s sold-out Hollywood Bowl shows.

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Assploitation Drops a Hot Wet American Mixtape of Sizzling Porno Soundtracks on Club Mel

July 9, 2021

This week on Club Mel, Assploitation reviews his top porn soundtracks and drops a hot new mixtape.

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If Madonna Calls: More Exclusive Polaroids From Madonna’s Pride Video

June 25, 2021

The queen of the dance floor unveils her latest Pride project.

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Mel Ottenberg and Physical Therapy on Nasty Tracks and Sketchy Trade

June 11, 2021

This week in Club Mel, we bring the party indoors.


@NewYorkNico and @Melzy917 on #NewYorkNiConnections and Dating

April 9, 2021

This week’s edition of Club Mel is all about love.

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Angelyne, Billboard Queen, Explains NFTs

April 2, 2021

A glamorous conversation about digital art and more with Mel Ottenberg. Ooh!


The DJ Duo Behind Sound Metaphors Share a Hot New Mix for Club Mel

March 12, 2021

Just in time for Friday night.

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Mel Ottenberg’s Top 10 Party Scenes to Watch Right Now

February 26, 2021

Remember going out past 10pm?

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What Addison Rae Really Wants to Do Is Act

February 25, 2021

The highest-paid entertainer on TikTok is ready for her close-up.

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Jeremy O. Harris and Mel Ottenberg on Fran Lebowitz, Veneno, and That Duke from Bridgerton

January 27, 2021

Our Creative Director and the playwright on the hottest shows of COVID winter.


Gay Zombies, Prosthetic Cocks, and Bloody Orgies: Bruce LaBruce’s Death Book

December 4, 2020

The legend of smut speaks with Mel Ottenberg about his new photo book.

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Mel Ottenberg and Jeremy O. Harris in Paris: An Honest Conversation About the World’s Most Polarizing TV Show

October 22, 2020

On the eve of making Broadway history with 12 Tony nominations, the playwright spoke with our Creative Director about “Emily in Paris,” the fashion emergency on everyone’s minds.

Rest In Trash, Jimmy Webb

April 21, 2020

Interview’s Creative Director Mel Ottenberg remembers the downtown New York style legend, who made rock and roll wearable.

“Babe, These Are Prune. They’re Not Poppy”: Interview ‘s Creative Director Mel Ottenberg On His Favorite Seasonal Treat, Poppy Hamantaschen

March 21, 2019

‘Interview’s’ creative director dishes on his favorite treat for the Jewish Halloween: poppy hamantaschen.

RuPaul’s Valentina Tells Us About Leaving The Haters Behind and the Secret to a Perfect Tuck

January 18, 2019

Calling from an Uber on the way to “Rent” rehearsals, the RuPaul’s Drag Race star tells Interview’s Mel Ottenberg the secret to her looks and how to drown out her haters.

Talking to the Manicurist Responsible for Carmela Soprano’s Iconic Pink and White Acrylic Nails

January 15, 2019

In honor of The Sopranos’s 20th anniversary, Interview’s Mel Ottenberg talks with Maria Salandra, the manicurist responsible for Carmela Soprano’s iconic pink and white acrylic nails.

Look by Look: Riri’s Big Week

November 23, 2011

Talking Turkey? How about Talk That Talk!? This is the week of Rihanna. Her album is out, her single “We Found Love” is #1 on the charts for the fourth week in a row, and Drake won’t stop talking about her. Her super-stylist, Mel Ottenberg, has selected some of Riri’s top looks from this big week, and walked us through them as only he can.