The Select Guest
MEET | SOPHIE ELGORT
Featured 1.15-1.21.18 | With a talented family that includes esteemed fashion photographer Arthur Elgort and teen heartthrob Ansel Elgort, this week’s guest could’ve rested on her laurels. Instead, she's built a ridiculously successful career as a photographer in her own right, shooting for some of the world's most highly esteemed publications including Vogue Thailand, Elle, Glamour, Paper Magazine and Teen Vogue. Sophie Elgort, who spent her youth and college years as a ski racer (yes, you read that right), is passionate about playing the guitar and singing (yes, you also read that right). She was also named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016, and is just as often found in front of the camera as a judge and guest speaker as she is behind it. She co-created the style column for The Financial Times — Suits in the City — featuring the looks of NYC's best-dressed professionals shot by, you guessed it, our Select Guest. In addition, Sophie co-founded Through Our Lens, a non-profit that mentors teen girls from underserved communities through photography, and speaks regularly at some of the coolest museums on the planet. Oh! And she's also about to have her first baby. I mean, it's an understatement for sure, but this born-and-raised New Yorker is a force, and she's only just begun. Welcome to Sophie’s week.
more about sophie
Sophie Elgort is a fashion and portrait photographer born and raised in New York City. She began snapping photos from a young age, inspired by her father, photographer Arthur Elgort.
Her work has been featured internationally in magazines including VOGUE Thailand, Elle, Glamour, Paper Magazine, Teen Vogue and The Financial Times. Sophie has also created images for brands like ADIDAS, Bloomingdales, Clinique, Buccellati, IBM, J.Crew, Mercedes Benz, Olay, Ralph Lauren and Topshop. Her portraits include Cuba Gooding Jr., Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Ansel Elgort, Tavi Gevinson, Ron Perlman, Becky G., Rachel Zoe, Sara Foster, Azzedine Alaia, Jenna Lyons and many others.
Sophie was named Forbes 30 under 30 in the Art and Style category in 2016. Alongside her photography, she also contributes to a variety of media outlets as a photography and fashion expert both on-air and online. She has been a guest speaker at the Rubin Museum of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Pratt Institute among others and a judge at The All American High School Film Festival, The Collective x Designow Fashion Show and the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. She has contributed to outlets including AOL Style, etalk, and The Financial Times, whose style column, Suits and the City, she co-created in 2011.
Sophie is also the co-founder of Through Our Lens, a non-profit that provides life-changing access and significant mentorship to teen girls through photography with the goal of more inclusion and diversity in the fashion industry - behind the lens and in front of the camera.