With the Academy Award’s performance last Sunday, we couldn’t help but be inspired by the jaw-dropping red carpet looks. From Emma Stone and Emma Robert’s Old Hollywood glamour looks to Brie Larson’s to-die-for ruffled Oscar de la Renta gown, it was hard to tear our eyes away from the red carpet. While the actresses sure can rock some pretty amazing dresses, behind all of these looks is a visionary stylist that sorted through hundreds of gowns to find the perfect one. They’re basically like fashion fairy godmothers. To get a peak at who’s responsible for your favorite celebrity’s style, check out our list of 10 must-follow celebrity stylists.
1. Kate Young
With clients like Natalie Portman, Selena Gomez, Margot Robbie, and Sienna Miller there’s no denying that Young has some serious star power. From styling Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior campaign to transforming Selena Gomez’s look from Disney star to fashion icon, Young’s fashion choices are unparalleled.
2. Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth Stewart is known for her stunning red carpet looks on some of Hollywood’s A-list actresses. Julia Roberts, Viola Davis, January Jones, and Cate Blanchett all look to Stewart for show-stopping looks.
3. Erin Walsh
This NYC stylist has a clientele that includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington, and Kristen Wiig. If you were wondering how Kerry Washington always seems to slay every red carpet she sets foot on, Walsh is your answer!
4. Monica Rose
It’s no secret that Monica Rose is the driving force behind the Kardashian’s signature style, making her a household name in the past few years. You can also thank her for all of the model off duty style inspiration that Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid have given us.
5. Leith Clark
Fashion icons like Alexa Chung, Kiera Knightley, and Kirsten Dunst all credit their dreamy looks to this Canadian stylist. She notes Marianne Faithfull’s 60’s style as a major influence, and has said that she loves dresses that look like cakes. Besides being a top stylist, Clark is a Senior Contributing Editor at Harper’s Bazaar UK as well as the founder of fashion magazine Lula.
6. Cher Coulter
This British stylist has dressed the likes of Sienna Miller, Kate Bosworth, Elizabeth Olsen, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Follow her Instagram for snaps of Whiteley behind the scenes on shoots and before red carpet events, as well as some seriously inspiring outfit flat-lays that she puts together for her clients.
7. Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson
We couldn’t pass up adding this duo to our list. After leaving the Rachel Zoe studio in 2015 they got busy adding some major stars to their portfolio. Jennifer Lawrence, Sofia Vergara, Kiernan Shipka, and Jennifer Garner are just a few of the big names they’ve dressed in a little under 2 years. The duo even created Vergara’s bridal look! We can’t wait to see what they do next.
8. Mel Ottenberg
Remember this look from the Grammy’s a few weeks ago? Well Mel was behind this and pretty much every other look Bad Gal Riri has worn since 2011 when they first started working together. How’s that for a days werk? …Cue Rihanna…. werk, werk, werk….
9. Brandon Maxwell
Longtime client Lady Gaga can attribute her incredible Oscar look last year to Maxwell. Her eclectic style and his polished gowns make for the perfect combination of glamour.
Goodnight London! I had a wonderful and inspiring time at the #fashionawards! It was pretty amazing to see so many people I’ve always admired together in such a grand beautiful room, felt like I was in a dream! Thank you to my love @edwardenninful for hosting me, @versace_official for my tux, and to the 2 beautiful women who wore our clothes. Congratulations to all the winners! ❤️
10. Petra Flannery
Flannery topped The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of power stylists in 2015 for a reason. Her A-list clientele and her knack for making statement looks on the red carpet make her a force to be reckoned with. She’s not afraid to take risks, from Emma Stone’s Spiderman 2 look to Gwen Stefani’s The Voice outfits, Flannery focuses on personalizing her clients’ looks.