Kelly Cutrone, star of “Kell on Earth” and “The City”, signing copies of If You Have to Cry, Go Outside
Kelly Cutrone (born November 13, 1965) is a fashion publicist and the founder of the public relations, branding and marketing firm People’s Revolution.
Cutrone is known for her no-nonsense approach to the industry, and her brutal straight-talking. She has said that she and her People’s Revolution partners mute their personae somewhat for the cameras.
Cutrone’s agency has produced shows for artists like Alexandre Herchcovitch, Rachel Comey, As Four, Jeremy Scott, Patricia Field, Atil Kutoglu, Marisa Ribisi, Alvin Valley, Jennifer Nicholson, Nicky Hilton, Paco Rabanne and Vivienne Westwood. People’s Revolution currently represents 46 clients, including Longchamp, Vivienne Westwood and Sass & Bide.
On September 11, 2002, the agency set the record for producing the most shows in one day (which is five) during New York Fashion Week. This is mainly because Cutrone was the only person willing to produce shows on the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Cutrone has appeared on three MTV reality shows: True Life, The Hills and The City. She served as the employer of The Hills former cast member Lauren Conrad and the mentor and employer of The City cast member (and former The Hills cast member) Whitney Port. She has avowed that her role in the shows is unscripted: “I can only talk about the parts that they film with us, but it’s totally unscripted. There’s always some sort of drama here, so we don’t have to make that up. MTV is really happy about our agency – it’s full of things going on. It’s like, um, OK, we have an opportunity to go to Coachella to film a Jeremy Scott party at Frank Sinatra’s house. That’s just how we roll.”
On February 1, 2010, the NBC Universal-owned channel Bravo began to air Kell on Earth. The show focuses specifically on Cutrone and People’s Revolution.
In February 2010, HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins, released Cutrone’s memoir, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You.
At 21, she married Andy Warhol’s protégé, Ronnie Cutrone. She has a daughter with Ilario Calvo, Ava Cutrone-Calvo (born 2002).