Joe Zee is revolutionizing standards of beauty -- and you can, too

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...

Becoming @MrJoeZee

There are countless Hollywood starlets, technological geniuses, and political heroes who change our world for the better every single day. Along with these incredible influencers are fashion icons like the legendary Joe Zee. So what happens when your body type or your look isn't reflected by the fashion icons you look up to?

That legend steps in to make a change.

AOL.com's editors were lucky enough to talk to the legendary fashion mogul and get some insight into his thoughts on changing beauty norms, his influential book, and even Kim Kardashian.

Can't get enough SXSW news? Neither can we -- stay up to date with Kanvas!

How has the fashion industry's acceptance of different body types changed over the years?

It's definitely changed a lot. It used to be just one thing. I started in the '90s when it was about supermodels and they were all one body type, but now when you look back at that time, the supermodels were a size 6, which is, by today's modeling standards considered bigger, because our standards were constantly changing. After the supermodels came the androgynous Belgian models and then the Brazilian bombshells and for a while all the models were 0s and there wasn't much of a diversity in terms of body types for a long time, through the '90s and through the 2000s even.

Yes!

It was more in recent years with the onset of Internet, and different mediums, definitely digital and definitely broadcast, with all these things are coming together, that changed it. I think people in fashion are just finally waking up to the fact that there is a lot more diversity in body types, and people are celebrating it. Before I think it used to be, 'oh well we do some plus size.' And now it's a thing that more people are really getting behind. Are we there yet? No way. It's just the beginning. I wish fashion was much more egalitarian in that way, because when was the last time you saw a curvy model walk down a runway show? But I think Ashley [Graham] on the cover of Sports Illustrated is poised to change that.

Yes, also the Aerie campaign!


Yeah, all of that. It's all beginning to tip the iceberg in a way where it's necessary.

What do you think is next, when it comes to inclusivity?

I'm hoping that there's just a homogenous idea of what fashion is. We've tried, especially seeing it as a magazine editor. For example, there were those times when Italian Vogue would do the all black issue, and then they did the all plus size issue. Which is great but also not solving the problem entirely. I'm still of two camps – I don't actually know if that's actually good or bad for us. You're shining light on the diversity issue which is fantastic, but you're also grouping everybody together and then throwing it at once - for one time only - on the cover as a gimmick. I hope one day, and you know this is with Hollywood, too, and not just fashion – I just hope that everything can be casted in a very sort of color blind/body blind type of way, where, if Ashley's the best person for that story, Ashley's the best person for that story. Not that we're necessarily looking for a curvy girl or a straight girl.

Totally -- stripping away all the labels.

Yes! I hate that editors have to think, should we put an Asian girl in this story?

It shouldn't be something you should have to think about, it should just happen.

That's what I mean. It should just be, 'Oh, I just love her!' And bam, she's casted. You know? And I think that has a lot to do with Hollywood as well. That role should just go to whoever's best for that role. Not necessarily cast it where you're looking for someone who's blonde, in their 30s...

Right, yeah, no one should be type cast. And, actually you said something really interesting when you mentioned media and I was just curious from that thought you had about how you think the role of social media has played in what's happened with body image.

I think social media played a lot of roles in terms of opening the discussion, being free with the discussion and then turning things upside down. I don't know that anybody's saying, oh we're going to have diverse bodies because of social media, but I think social media is causing people to shed light on the situation and say, we do actually have to represent more people – look at all these women that are feeling left out because now they have a voice to say it. Previously, when I worked in the 90s, if women felt left out, how the hell would you know? They weren't going to cosmetic counters and saying 'I wish you would have more ethnicity in your cosmetic ads.' Nobody cared: It was in a vacuum. And now it's out there.

Now there's also Instagram where people can model on their own and post their own stuff and break down all those barriers without needing all of that representation.

And I think that street style is a big proponent of that, and people started celebrating real people and real bodies. And I think street style stars and everyday women who were posting allowed us to have that 'not a model' mentality which is great. It made us appreciate all the different standards of beauty and style that were out in the world. Even taking into consideration the recent thing with Kim [Kardashian] and her naked picture. People will always have strong opinions about anything to do with our bodies but it made us all start talking about how important our bodies are.

It was so divisive.

Yes! Divisive but it's her body and it's her life. She's a grown woman and she should make her own decisions, so who are we to judge. Personally I loved that it was really about the body and how great she looked and how that is creating a conversation.

Also because of the personality that Kim brings to the table.

Kim and entire family have always been media bait but that's not even the issue here for me. It's about the celebration of your body and that bigger discussion about that topic which is just becoming louder and louder and I'm glad we are having it. I love that Kim picture for that reason. In the end it's a win win for me.

And if a supermodel were to share a photo, a nude photo, it might be seen as art, versus what Kim does.

It would have actually caused a lot of ruckus too, though probably not Kate Moss. So Kim is Kim, but you have to remove that part. The bigger discussion about body is just becoming louder and louder and I'm glad we are having it. I love that Kim picture for that reason.

Yes, that's so true. So, in particular, what do you think actually has done to help to broaden people's ideas about what a model should look like?

In this particular genre, I think she's part of the brigade who just doesn't want to use the word plus-size, which I like and I'm going to discuss that at our panel as well, should we just get rid of that word? If we really want to break down that word, is it really just kind of not PC? You know, that everybody else is a size, but that you're the extra size. Why?

I think there was a clothing brand recently that just stopped selling clothes with that label.

Yeah, and a lot of people are getting behind it – Rachel Roy just launched a new line that she's calling curvy, she won't use the word plus size, and it is all the way up to size 24. And, in a way, it's just a size. It's not like the petites are half size. It's putting a label on something that inadvertently body shames people, and I think there's so much of that. I know people are going to be out there arguing with me, being like, ugh we're too sensitive about everything...

But you're not saying that someone who's plus size is the same size as someone who's small, you just classify it differently. There's slender, there's peach, there's curvy. There are different ways to describe it.

Yes, but at the end of the day, it's all just a size. Whether you're 0 or 24, that's just a size. Now the discussion has shifted to people wanting to ban that word. All these words that you thought were PC five years ago are now words you can't use and I think this is one of them.

What makes you personally passionate about this issue in this panel?

I've been in this fashion industry for 26 years, I started in the 90s, and the thing is, before the Internet, and I've done it all. This is a very scary, intimidating, cutthroat industry for a lot of people, so there's that group that sits inside the bubble, and there's that group that looks in from the outside, and it's like 'OMG those people are so scary!' And we've never inside that bubble been able to address everybody around us, and I love the idea of making fashion democratic. Fashion wasn't really like that before the Internet. Here's a chance that the conversation's actually getting more democratic than ever before. And I think that's great. I love it when it's inclusive versus exclusive. And we've worked so hard to make it exclusive in the past, but that's just not the world we live in anymore. So that's what I love about it.

I love how you put that – making fashion democratic.

Yeah, I mean, we all get dressed! It's not just for a certain group of people. So whether you like or don't like fashion, everybody gets up in the morning and makes a conscious decision to put on whatever they put on. I always meet women who say, oh I don't really care about fashion, and I'll reply, you still chose to put on those yoga pants because you want to be comfortable. That is a decision. If you were going to a dinner you would put on something else, if you're going to a job interview you put on something else. That's all a decision.

What are you most excited for about SXSW, Austin, all of this?

My first time was last year, the energy is so electric. It's like Sundance for geeks, and I kind of love that because I'm just at heart a geek too. So Yay, I'm here with all my geeks! It's my like-minded folk. I don't know! It's also electric because I just walk around thinking, 'you must be so smart, you must have brilliant ideas!'; these are all self-starting, brilliant, passionate game-changing people. I don't know everyone here, but I am assuming that in 10 years there will have been game changers who came through here that seriously affected the way we live our life through technology, and that part to me is interesting. We're this pod of people that can make a difference and it's all right here, congregating. That's what I love about SXSW.

I feel the same way, whenever I'm in line somewhere I'm thinking, 'Could the next Mark Zuckerberg in front of me?'

Right! And maybe they're just selling brisket, but they could still come up with the best app next year! In a way, that's also very democratic. I didn't grow up where I could be 20 and think that I could run the world. And now anyone who's 20 today can really own a piece of the world. By having their phone and having an idea. And I'm excited for my book signing here, too!

Yes! What's been one of your favorite things you've heard about your book coming out? What kind of reception have you received?

My best part is hearing it on social media; seeing people Instagram it, or random people read the book and quote it on Twitter, or they'll write me and tell me that certain parts really helped them or inspire them. That's all I really wanted to do – I just wanted to share my stories and my path and my journey and the mistakes I made and all the silliness I went through, and how fashion is fun to people who would appreciate and learn from it.

And you spoke about your book at AOL BUILD!

Yes! I love BUILD, that was so fun. That's what I like the most, when I feel like it's impacted people. That part's exciting.

That must be a good feeling. So shifting a little to discuss fashion trends, what are you most excited for 2016?

Oh gosh, I always like new! I'm on a kick with all these new designers and maybe I just have red carpet on the brain but all the new designers are doing red carpet, and you never get a ton of that, but you have Brandon Maxwell who's has ideas that I love, and a good friend of mine Elizabeth Kennedy, who just debuted at NYFW and she's doing eveningwear and it's really beautiful. She did Laverne [Cox]'s gown for the Globes, the white one, and she just did Mindy Kaling at the Oscars. Her clothes are just gorgeous old world Hollywood glamour. I'm really into that now - new old Hollywood - because Brandon is at heart that too.

I was just reading an article about how there's a lot of classic stuff going on right now!

But it feels really modern, and it's being done by these hip, cool edgy kids, which I'm into! I also am into things that are changing all the time. I love that I don't even have to go to fashion week anymore because I see it all on my Instagram feed – all of it! I actually see it faster on my Instagram feed than I would in real time.

We livestreamed a couple of fashion shows!

And you can see it on your own time! You don't have to get dressed up – I've done it for 20 plus years. No complaints, but it's exhausting and running around is expensive, but with social media, There it is. I love all the changing of the guard right now, so that's exciting. I just love new, and I always loved that about fashion, because fashion in and of itself is new every 6 months.

So you've done magazine editing, books, fashion, you have your own talk show. What's next on the horizon? Is there anything you haven't conquered that you want to, project-wise?

I don't know! I never thought I'd do all of this, so things constantly evolve and change. I thought I was just going to come to NYC from Toronto and be a magazine editor and call it a day. I never knew I'd be able to do all of this, which is so incredible. That's a tough question because people always ask what are you going to do in five years? And honestly, I don't know, we didn't even have an iPhone 7 years ago. I'm open to everything, so even leaving Elle to do Yahoo. That's an incredible adventure. I'm totally open to new and new and next and whatever that is. Right now I just love Yahoo and FABLife and some Snapchatting.

So true, you don't even know what you're going to wear tomorrow, let alone what you'll be doing in 5 years.

Right, you can't be so rigid that you fail to see incredible things that are around you. I have a mantra that someone quoted me on social media: Have a path, but also throw it out and take the detours because that part's the most interesting. I had such a rigid path when I was in my 20s thinking I HAVE to do this. And then when something didn't happen and it fell apart, I was devastated. I look back now and think, thank God that didn't happen, because I wouldn't have been able to accomplish what I did in my career. Everything leads to the next and My life would have been so different, and not in a way that would have been interesting. Let it go. Don't wander aimlessly, but be open to things. Take every meeting, be open to everything. Anything is possible! You just have to be open.

Check out more awesome moments from SXSW:

116 PHOTOS
SXSW Festival 2016
See Gallery
Joe Zee is revolutionizing standards of beauty -- and you can, too
Artist Miya Folick rocks out Day 1 of The dFm’s ROSES + KEYS event in Austin.
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Sophia Bush attends the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama attends the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
The ladies of folk-rock band Beau enjoying The dFm's ROSES + KEYS brunch, presented by B&O Play, in Austin.
Lewis Del Mar closes out Day 1 of The dFm's ROSES + KEYS event in Austin. The band announced how excited they were to be playing during SxSw for the first time.
The ladies of folk-rock band Beau hang out after their show wearing hats from sports lifestyle brand, '47 newest collection , at The dFm's ROSES + KEYS event in Austin.
Actress Kerry Washington smiles during the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Sunday, March 13, 2016. The SXSW Interactive Festival features presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of networking events hosted by industry leaders and a lineup of special programs showcasing new websites, video games, and startup ideas. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends the screening of 'Demolition' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actor Rami Malek speaks onstage at 'Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT & Authenticity on TV' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actor Christian Slater speaks onstage at 'Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT & Authenticity on TV' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Actor Rami Malek, writer/creator Sam Esmail and actor Christian Slater speak onstage at 'Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT & Authenticity on TV' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Writer/creator Sam Esmail speaks onstage at 'Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT & Authenticity on TV' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Actress Ashley Wilkerson is seen behind the scenes in the Getty Images SXSW Portrait Studio powered by Samsung on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Taken on a Samsung Galaxy S7. (Photo by Dave Mangels/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Actor Nick Offerman is seen behind the scenes in the Getty Images SXSW Portrait Studio powered by Samsung on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Taken with a Samsung Galaxy S7. (Photo by Dave Mangels/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Miguel performs as part of the Steelhouse Concert Series during South by Southwest Interactive Festival on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images for SteelHouse)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: (L-R) Director Jean-Marc Vallee, writer Bryan Sipe and actor Jake Gyllenhaal attend the screening of 'Demolition' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: (L-R) Actors Jordan Peele, Rob Huebel and Keegan-Michael Key attend the screening of 'Keanu' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Odell Beckham Jr. attends SXSports at the SXSW Film-Interactive-Music festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Ronda Rousey attends SXSports at the SXSW Film-Interactive-Music festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Anthony Bourdain attends SXSW Film-Interactive-Music festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: A Tie Fighter on display during the SXSW Film-Interactive-Music festival on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Tennis player Andy Roddick (L) and sports journalist Bonnie Bernstein speak onstage at 'Community Counts: Making Philanthropy Part of the Game' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Tennis player Andy Roddick (L) and sports journalist Bonnie Bernstein attend 'Community Counts: Making Philanthropy Part of the Game' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Singer Sia (L) performs onstage at Samsung Galaxy Life Fest at SXSW 2016 on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Executive producers Elizabeth Cullen and Sean Dwyer, actress Taylour Paige, director Stella Meghie, Karen Peterkin, actress Michelle Hurst, and co-producer Jason Jallet attend the premiere of 'Jean of the Joneses' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Lily Baldwin, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Frances Bodomo, Lauren Wolkstein, Dan Schoenbrun and Josephine Decker attend the premiere of 'collective:unconscious' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Mcblane/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Director Stella Meghie and actors Michelle Hurst and Taylour Paige speak onstage during the premiere of 'Jean of the Joneses' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Dasha Charusha attends the screening of 'Hardcore Henry' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Ethan Hawke appears at the cast party at Summit for the film 'In A Valley of Violence' being screened during SXSW on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/FilmMagic)
Alex Chung, founder and chief executive officer of Giphy, speaks during the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Monday, March 14, 2016. The SXSW Interactive Festival features presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of networking events hosted by industry leaders and a lineup of special programs showcasing new websites, video games, and startup ideas. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actor Nik Dodani attends the premiere of 'The Waiting' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Actors Tom Cullen, Richard Elis, Laura Patch and Dolly Wells, of 'Black Mountain Poets' are photographed in the Getty Images SXSW Portrait Studio powered by Samsung at the Samsung Studio on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Actress Tami Sagher, writer/director Mike Birbiglia, actors Kate Micucci, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Gethard and Gillian Jacobs of 'Don't Think Twice' are photographed in the Getty Images SXSW Portrait Studio powered by Samsung at the Samsung Studio on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Comedian Rory Scovel speaks onstage at truTV presents 'Those Who Can't with The Grawlix' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Esther's Follies on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Director Matt Ornstein attends the premiere of 'Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Amber Rose attends the Amber Rose and Zoobe SXSW event on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actress Tashiana Washington attends the Amber Rose and Zoobe SXSW event on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Actors John Reynolds, Alia Shawkat and Meredith Hagner of 'Search Party' are photographed in the Getty Images SXSW Portrait Studio powered by Samsung at the Samsung Studio on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Writer/director Greg Kwedar (L) and SXSW Film Director Janet Pierson speak onstage at the premiere of 'Transpecos' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Mcblane/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Otis Mass and photographer Rose Hartman are photographed in the Getty Images SXSW Portrait Studio powered by Samsung at the Samsung Studio on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Actors Johnny Simmons, Clifton Collins Jr. and writer/director Greg Kwedar speak onstage at the premiere of 'Transpecos' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Mcblane/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Writer/director Greg Kwedar (C) attends the premiere of 'Transpecos' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Mcblane/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actor Logan Miller of 'The Waiting' is photographed in the Getty Images SXSW Portrait Studio powered by Samsung at the Samsung Studio on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Director Kasra Farahani of 'The Waiting' is photographed in the Getty Images SXSW Portrait Studio powered by Samsung at the Samsung Studio on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actress Peyton Kennedy attends The Samsung Studio at SXSW 2016 on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actresses Ifrah Mansour (L) and Tatiana Maslany attend The Samsung Studio at SXSW 2016 on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Host Clark Wolfe, producer David Alpert, actress Mia Riverton, and writer J. T. Petty speak onstage during 'Live Taping of GET GONE at SXSW' at The Samsung Studio at SXSW 2016 on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Actor Johnny Galecki, director Bobby Miller, and actor Kyle Gallner attend The Samsung Studio at SXSW 2016 on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actress Gillian Jacobs attends The Samsung Studio at SXSW 2016 on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Singer Elle King performs onstage at Samsung Galaxy Life Fest at SXSW 2016 on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Producer Nick Ryan, actors Christopher Lloyd and Max Records and writer/director Billy O'Brien speak at the premiere of 'I Am Not a Serial Killer' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Lamar D on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Author Daniel Wells speaks at the premiere of 'I Am Not a Serial Killer' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Lamar D on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Author/Digital Analyst Brian Solis, (L) and Co-Founder of Brand Innovators Marc Sternberg pose for portrait at Brand Innovators at SXSW on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Brand Innovators LLC) (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Brand Innovators LLC)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actor Elijah Wood attends The Samsung Studio at SXSW 2016 on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actor Burt Reynolds speaks at the screening of 'Smokey and the Bandit' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Long Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Model Coco Rocha, creative director at Refinery29 Piera Gelardi, fashion designer Madison Maxey and Kate Parker attend 'Why Art Needs Science: Fashion and Tech's Future' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Westin Austin Downtown on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Model Coco Rocha, Kate Parker, fashion designer Madison Maxey and creative director at Refinery29 Piera Gelardi speak onstage at 'Why Art Needs Science: Fashion and Tech's Future' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Westin Austin Downtown on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actress Gillian Jacobs attends the screening of 'Don't Think Twice' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Director Ilya Naishuller and Will Stewart attend the screening of 'Hardcore Henry' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Director Ilya Naishuller attends the screening of 'Hardcore Henry' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Director Robert Budreau attends the 'Born To Be Blue' premiere during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Topfer Theatre at ZACH on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actress Dolly Wells attends the premiere of 'Black Mountain Poets' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Lamar D on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actress Laura Patch attends the premiere of 'Black Mountain Poets' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Lamar D on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Writer/director Musa Syeed (L) attends the premiere of 'A Stray' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Robert A Tobiansky/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Karen Radford with Ayla the dog and John Carlos Calubayan speak onstage at the premiere of 'A Stray' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Robert A Tobiansky/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actor Barkhad Abdirahman and Ayla the dog attend the premiere of 'A Stray' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Robert A Tobiansky/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Executive producer Lilly Burns speaks onstage during the premiere of 'Search Party' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Robert A Tobiansky/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: A view of signage during the premiere of 'Search Party' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Robert A Tobiansky/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Director Ben Brewer and actor Elijah Wood attend the screening of 'The Trust' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: SXSW Film Festival Director Janet Pierson and director Mike Birbiglia attend the screening of 'Don't Think Twice' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher and Gillian Jacobs attend the screening of 'Don't Think Twice' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri Sly James (L) and Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bill Peduto speak onstage at 'Beyond Traffic: The Emergence of a Connected City' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Mayor of Columbus, Ohio Andrew Ginther (L) and Mayor of Portland, Oregon Charlie Hales speak onstage at 'Beyond Traffic: The Emergence of a Connected City' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
Anthony Bourdain, host of CNNs Parts Unknown, laughs during the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Sunday, March 13, 2016. The SXSW Interactive Festival features presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of networking events hosted by industry leaders and a lineup of special programs showcasing new websites, video games, and startup ideas. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Film editor Josh Crockett (R) and Kristin Slaysman attend the premiere of 'The Master Cleanse' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Lamar D on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by James Goulden Photography/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Producer Aaron L. Gilbert and actors Kyle Gallner and Johnny Galecki attend the premiere of 'The Master Cleanse' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Lamar D on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by James Goulden Photography/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: MMA fighter Ronda Rousey and football player Odell Beckham Jr. speak onstage at 'Direct from the Source: Athletes Unfiltered' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Actors Ian Michaels, Melanie Lynskey and Sarah Smick attend the premiere of 'Rainbow Time' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Lamar D on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jason Bollenbacher/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Producer Natalie Qasabian attends the premiere of 'Rainbow Time' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Lamar D on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jason Bollenbacher/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actress Melanie Lynskey attends the premiere of 'Rainbow Time' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Lamar D on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jason Bollenbacher/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Filmmaker Joe Berlinger speaks onstage at 'A Conversation with Barbara Kopple and Joe Berlinger' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Film Critic and Senior Editor at The Austin Chronicle Marjorie Baumgarten speaks onstage at 'A Conversation with Barbara Kopple and Joe Berlinger' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Businessman Marc Cuban speaks during Fireside Chat at Brand Innovators at SXSW on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Brand Innovators LLC)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Actor Rami Malek, Correspondent at Entertainment Weekly Kevin P. Sullivan, writer/creator Sam Esmail and actor Christian Slater attend 'Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT & Authenticity on TV' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actress Rochelle Rose speaks onstage at 'A Conversation with Gaby Hoffmann' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Author Nelson George attends the Nelson George Keynote during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Vimeo on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Model Ashley Graham and journalist Joe Zee speak onstage at 'Acceptance Revolution: Fashion's New Body' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Westin Austin Downtown on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Editorial Director of InStyle & StyleWatch Ariel Foxman and actress Kerry Washington attend 'Kerry Washington and the New Rules of Social Stardom' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Tom Cullen and Tatiana Maslany appear at the pre-premiere cocktail party for 'The Other Half' at Basecamp during SXSW on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Grumpy Cat appears during SXSW on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Attendees participate in a virtual reailty enhanced bicycle experience at the IBM installation at SXSW Interactive on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actor Toby Huss appears at the cast cocktail party for 'In A Valley of Violence' during SXSW on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Attendees during the cast cocktail party for 'In A Valley of Violence' at Summit during SXSW on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Cast and crew attend the premiere of 'My Father Die' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Ritz on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Producer Aaron Cruze (L) and actress Cameron Esposito attend the premiere of 'Operator' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Ritz on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Comedian Ian Edwards speaks onstage at SXSW Comedy with Natasha Leggero during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at The North Door on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by JEALEX Photo/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Baron Vaughn speaks onstage at SXSW Comedy with Natasha Leggero during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at The North Door on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by JEALEX Photo/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Actress Kate Cobb attends the premiere of 'Operator' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Ritz on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Natasha Leggero speaks onstage at SXSW Comedy with Natasha Leggero during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at The North Door on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by JEALEX Photo/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Actors Ashley Wilkerson (L) and Thomas Q. Jones attend The Samsung Studio at SXSW 2016 on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Director of New Frontier Lab Programs at Sundance Institute Kamal Sinclair (L) and director Casey Neistat speak onstage during 'Breaking Barriers: How Content Will Accelerate VR and 360' at The Samsung Studio at SXSW 2016 on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Director Annie O'Neil, director of photography Todd Pinckney and director Jessica Lewis attend the World Premiere After-Party For 'Phil's Camino' At SXSW Film Festival 2016 at Zax Restaurant on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Halle Bailey of Chloe & Halle performs before the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Missy Elliot attends the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Sophia Bush (R) and Queen Latifa attend the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Missy Elliot (R) and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama attend the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Sophia Bush attends the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Missy Elliot attends the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama attends the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 17: Creator of Summer Camp Julia Pott attends the Cartoon Network: Disrupting with Post Its and Pencils panel during SXSW on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. 26003_004 (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Cartoon Network)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 31: Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams performs at Music Is Universal presented by Marriott Rewards and Universal Music Group, during SXSW at the JW Marriott Austin on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Associate Product Manager at Pandora Kevin Kaiser and singer Kat Dahlia during the PANDORA Discovery Den SXSW signing up for AMPcast on March 17, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Pandora)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Musicians Page Burkum and Jack Torrey of the The Cactus Blossoms pose backstage during the PANDORA Discovery Den SXSW on March 17, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Pandora)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 17: Creator of Uncle Grandpa Pete Browngardt attends the Cartoon Network: Disrupting with Post Its and Pencils panel during SXSW on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. 26003_004 (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Cartoon Network)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis) serves on the 'Miles Ahead' panel Celebrating the Life & Legacy Of Internationally Renowned Music Icon Miles Davis On His 90th Anniversary at SXSW on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Vince Wilburn Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis) serves on the 'Miles Ahead' panel Celebrating Life & Legacy Of Internationally Renowned Music Icon Miles Davis On His 90th Anniversary on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

More from South by Southwest:
Kerry Washington spills her secrets to social media success at SXSW
How Grumpy Cat celebrated her 4th year at SXSW
Damon and Jo's one piece of advice will completely change how you travel

Read Full Story

People are Reading