Donny Galella is one of Australia’s most in demand fashion stylists with over 14 years industry experience. His vast portfolio includes styling photo shoots and dressing celebrities for awards nights and red carpet appearances including The Oscars, Emmys, Logies, ARIA Awards, AACTA Awards, Dally M, Brownlow Medal and The Australian Cricket Awards.
Appearing regularly on Channel 7’s The Morning Show and Sunrise over the past 10 years. He has also performed a number of makeovers on the hit TV shows including Beauty and the Geek, The Biggest Loser (2017) and Makeover Street on Channel 9. He has also appeared on Today Tonight, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Today, Weekend Today and A Current Affair.
Donny is passionate about making fashion and style accessible for all Australians. His down to earth nature, combined with his innate understanding of the real Australian consumer, gives him the extraordinary ability to connect with this diverse audience. His mantra is ‘everyone deserves to look good and feel fabulous, no matter their age, shape, size or shopping budget.’ With over 1000 makeovers in his career to date, Donny is on a serious crusade to make the Australian population feel more confident and positive about their self-image.
With a desire to support the non-for-profit sector Donny partnered with Dress for Success, an organisation that promotes the economic independence of women. In May of 2019 he established a community group called ‘FAMILY’. It’s inaugural fundraising event (on 22 June 2019) raised over $50,000 for 2 charities that he is extremely passionate about: R U OK? and The McGrath Foundation.
When styling his clients, Donny was frustrated at seeing gaps in the fashion market, so he established ‘GALELLA’ in 2004, with a range of women’s headwear accessories. By 2008, the label expanded to address the growing demand of fashionable, yet affordable menswear in Australia. The self-taught designer’s first three headwear collections quickly earned him the title of ‘Milliner to the stars’, and is stocked at leading retailers around Australia including Myer.
Proudly a media spokesperson and stylist for Westfield he has appeared in a national marketing and TV campaign alongside his UK stylist counterpart Gok Wan. His role as a Westfield Stylist sees him hosting makeover and style stage-shows, fashion workshops and personal styling services at various store locations often sharing the stage with fellow makeover experts including Carson Kressley and Trinny & Sussanah.
Donny has worked with and created designs for Sir Richard Branson, Sophia Loren, Kelly Rowland, Giuliana & Bill Rancic, Jessica Mauboy, Dannii Minogue, Rebecca Judd, Ada Nicodemou, Penny McNamee, Julia Morris, Dr Chris Brown, Samantha Jade, Jennifer Hawkins, Jodi Gordon, Kate Ritchie, Melissa Doyle, Kylie Gillies, Deborah Mailman, Sally Obermeder, Peking Duk, Turia Pitt, the Stenmark twins, Nikki Phillips and countless others.
Over the past couple of years Donny has been bestowed with several honours including ‘Australia Day Ambassador’ for Australia Day, for ten consecutive years (2010 – 2020). In March 2009, Donny was named as an ‘Ambassador for the 2009 Golden Slipper’ festival, alongside TV star Kate Ritchie. In 2013 Men’s Style Magazine named Donny in their annual “Men of Style” list, alongside Ryan Gosling and Daniel Craig.
Homepage image credit – taken from a Weight Watchers campaign Donny worked on in 2016.
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