Sam Saboura has made his mark as a top stylist, fashion expert, and as television’s original makeover authority. He believes that fashion and style should be approachable, unintimidating, and easy to understand—as much for the real person as for the high-profile celebrity. Saboura launched his professional career as the personal shopper at the famed Fred Segal, LA’s most exclusive specialty store. For several years, he remained Hollywood’s best-kept secret, dressing many of the world’s most visible stars—including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt—who came to rely on his extraordinary eye and impeccable sense of style.
In 2003, he joined the cast of ABC’s Extreme Makeover. As the breakout star and host of this hit series, he led an elite team of professionals who transformed the looks—and lives—of individuals throughout the country. With his warm personality and tough love approach to self-improvement, Saboura quickly established himself as one of television’s leading style experts, endearing him to millions of fans worldwide.
Extreme Makeover remains an international television sensation, continuing to air in more than 100 countries. Saboura frequently brings his expansive knowledge of fashion to the red carpet during award-show season. His charismatic and intelligent commentary has entertained and educated audiences during the Academy Awards, the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Grammys, the American Music Awards, and on E! News Daily. He has also appeared as a style contributor and expert on Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, EXTRA, CW Now, Ultimate Style, and The Fashion Team, and was the resident style expert on TLC’s Real Simple Real Life.
Saboura’s practical style tips and expert advice regularly appear online and in national publications, including Life and Style, Us Weekly, People, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Real Simple, Redbook, Life Magazine, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Boston Globe, the New York Post, and The New York Times.
In 2005, Clarkson Potter, the lifestyle imprint of Random House, published his best-selling book, Sam Saboura’s Real Style: Style Secrets for Real Women with Real Bodies, which has been translated into Chinese and Russian. A companion workbook, My Real Style: A Makeover Journal, was released the following year.
Saboura can currently be seen on E!'s Style Star. He remains in high demand as a personal stylist for celebrities in the film, television, and music industries, and works extensively as a freelance wardrobe designer, brand consultant, spokesperson and television host. His eponymous clothing line can be found exclusively on ShopNBC.
Extreme Makeover Host ABC Television
Life After Extreme Makeover Host ABC Television
Secrets of Extreme Makeover Host ABC Television
The Ex-Wives Club (pilot) Style Expert ABC Television
Good Morning America Style Contributor ABC Television
Countdown to the American Music Awards Red Carpet Correspondent ABC Television
Countdown to the Emmy Awards Red Carpet Correspondent ABC Television
Real Simple. Real Life. Style Expert TLC
You’re Cut Off Guest Host VH1
Millionaire Matchmaker Style Guru BRAVO
Rachael Ray Style Contributor Kingworld
CW Now Fashion Correspondent CW Network
Countdown to the Golden Globes Red Carpet Correspondent Dick Clark Prod.
The Fashion Police Style Expert E!
Countdown to the Academy Awards Style Expert E!
E! True Hollywood Story Style Expert E!
Red Carpet Boot Camp Host E!
E! News Live Red Carpet Correspondent E!
101 Most Sensational Crimes of Fashion Style Expert E!
Glamour Magazine’s 50 Fashion Dos and Don’ts Style Expert E!
10 Ways: To Be A Hollywood Hotty Style Expert E!
Stranded with a Star: Who Would You Choose? Guest E!
How Do I Look Now? (pilot) Co-Host Style Network
Extreme Makeover Host Style Network
Ultimate Style Style Guru Style Network
Ultimate Style (pilot) Style Guru Style Network
How Do I Look? Guest Stylist Style Network
Emmy Fashion Preview Style Expert CNN
Oscar Fashion Review Fashion Correspondent CNN
Larry King Live Guest CNN
Trend Shopper (pilot) Fashion Correspondent Telepictures/HSN
EXTRA Fashion Correspondent Telepictures
EXTRA Weekend TBS Fashion Correspondent Telepictures/TBS
The Bonnie Hunt Show Fashion Correspondent Telepictures
The Tyra Banks Show Elite Team Style Expert Telepictures
The Sharon Osbourne Show Style Contributor Telepictures
Fashion Fanatics Emmys Co-Host Reelz Channel
Fashion Fanatics Golden Globes Co-Host Reelz Channel
Fashion Fanatics Oscars Co-Host Reelz Channel
The Fashion Team Guest Host TV Guide Channel
Oscar Fashion Wrap Co-Host TV Guide Channel
Grammy’s Fashion Wrap Co-Host TV Guide Channel
Countdown to the SAG Awards Co-Host TV Guide Channel
Golden Globes Fashion Wrap Co-Host TV Guide Channel
Emmy’s Fashion Wrap Co-Host TV Guide Channel
Idol Tonight! Style Expert TV Guide Channel
American Idol Finale Fashion Correspondent TV Guide Channel
TV Candy Style Expert TV Guide Channel
Miami Vice—Inside The Heat Style Expert TV Guide Channel
Soap Talk Style Contributor Soap Network
The Sherri Shepard Show (pilot) Style Contributor Buena Vista
Total Knockout (pilot) Celebrity Team Stylist Lifetime Television
Shopaholic (pilot) Celebrity Judge Lifetime Television
The Greg Behrendt Show Style Contributor Sony Television
25iest Style Expert Oxygen
He’s The Man Style Expert Oxygen
Presidential Fashion Review Style Expert MSNBC
NY1 News Style Contributor NY1
Sam Saboura’s Real Style: Style Secrets for Real Women with Real Bodies
Published June 7, 2005 by Clarkson Potter/Random House Books
My Real Style: A Makeover Journal
Published July 11, 2006 by Clarkson Potter/Random House Books
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