Sheldon Scott, chief marketing officer, ESL Management Group
From his perch as champion and gatekeeper for the Hilton brothers' growing
nightlife empire, Scott is one of Washington’s most influential industry operatives. But, those close to him know that his heart is in the arts. He’s an actor, storyteller, writer, curator, and overall super-advocate for creativity in Washington. His new enterprise, Animals & Fire, will provide performance artists with residency and workshop opportunities, as well as venue space for new works to be showed to the public. It debuts in May.
Describe your personal style in a few words.
"I hate this question! For someone like myself, who has so many functions, I too must have as many forms, so the best brief description I would have for my style would be 'fluid.'"
Where do you find inspiration for your style?
"I appreciate working-class fashion, where, most often, form follows function. Most recently, I've been inspired by the Japanese working-class aesthetic. I like when people make the best of what they have."
DeNada Design scarf; Religion jacket and Saint Augustine Academy shirt, both from Redeem; harem pants he bought in Tokyo; and Puma Black Label by Hussein Chalayan sneakers.
Photographed by Kate Hoffman.