Steve Harvey was at a production meeting when it happened. Harvey had gone to work hosting Celebrity Family Feud like any other day, but when he came home and peeked into his closet, it looked a little…bare. “Don’t it look a little skimpy in here?” Harvey remembers thinking. Hosting the show required dressing with a certain degree of repetition. He missed color, especially—he fondly remembers wearing a pink suit with white pinstripes. “My motto is to be fly ‘till I die,” he says.
But getting back to fly required a little bit of help. In an effort to revamp his wardrobe, Harvey’s wife and Elly Karamoh, the stylist the couple share, hatched a clandestine plan. While Harvey was out, they pruned massive cache of game show-ready suits without his knowledge. “If my wife wasn’t involved, I’d kick his ass,” Harvey jokes.
The makeover results were hard to miss: Harvey went from baggy suits to slim-fit Canadian tuxedos, leather pants, and all emerald-green suits. But a spate of recent photos has gone especially viral, turning Harvey into a bonafide influencer. Thanks to the new look, folks online are begging for a “Steve Harvey cinematic universe” or Photoshopping him alongside characters from Sonic and Batman. Harvey wasn’t expecting the attention, but he knows what to do now that people are noticing his new look. “I’ve got all these eyeballs and I guess that’s a whole new set of pressure now,” he says. “I got to get my ass out of here and get to shopping.”
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