While some celebrity stylists maintain a low profile, other have managed to launch their own collections. If you’re wondering who matches gowns and accessories for the red carpet, discover the best celebrity stylists and their A-list clients.
From picking looks that are fresh and elegant to creating trends, here are the celebrity stylists who create the iconic looks that make the best dressed list at the biggest award ceremonies in Hollywood.
With a client list that includes Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Connelly, Leslie Fremar was no. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s 2013 Most Powerful Stylists list and landed on no. 5 in 2014.
She’s responsible for Charlize Theron’s black Dior look at the Oscars and for Reese Witherspoon’s Vanity Fair Oscar party Hugo Boss dress.
Stewart is one of the best celebrity stylists thanks to both her A-list client list and her consistency when it comes to the best dressed list. She’s dressed Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts for the entire awards season, but her client list also includes Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain, Frieda Pinto and January Jones.
Lupita Nyong’o was the red carpet revelation of the awards season and the woman behind her perfect string of gorgeous looks is celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger. She’s dressed Olivia Munn and Michelle Dockery, and the “Downton Abbey” actress actually recommended her to newcomer Nyong’o. Erlanger helped the actress shine during every single red carpet appearance, but especially in Prada.
After dressing Amy Adams and Claire Danes for the entire awards season, Petra Flannery also made it to the list of best celebrity stylists with the help of flawless looks she put together for Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana and Sarah Paulson. She got the most accolades this season for Amy Adams’ gorgeous looks at every major award show.
The visionary behind the necklace draped at the back look during the 2013 and 2014 Oscars, Rachel Zoe is one of the most influential celebrity stylists and she even has her own fashion line. She dressed Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner and Sofia Vergara for the awards season, making every red carpet appearance count as a style victory.
Breaking the rules is a big part of Erin Walsh’s appeal and her most successful looks in 2014 have been Kerry Washington’s gorgeous dresses that celebrated her pregnancy, including the Jason Wu custom gown the actress wore at the 2014 Oscars. As one of the best celebrity stylists, Walsh’s list also includes Sarah Jessica Parker and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
With a lot of experience on the East Coast, Christina Ehrlich also has a Los Angeles studio and she dressed Penelope Cruz in Giambattista Valli for the 2014 Oscars. Her client list includes Tina Fey, but has been expanding constantly with young talent from Allison Williams and Margot Robbie to Greta Gerwig and Alison Brie.
One of the best celebrity stylists, Kate Young was declared the most influential in 2012, but has maintained her spot in the list, despite dressing less celebrities for the latest awards season. Her client list includes Michelle Williams, Emilia Clarke (who got style kudos at the Golden Globes in Proenza Schouler), Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz.
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With one of the most impressive client lists, the celebrity stylist team dressed Amy Poehler for the stint as the Golden Globes co-host, but they’ve also created great looks for Robin Wright, Olivia Wilde, Elisabeth Moss and Zooey Deschanel. Their flair has also attracted musicians, as the celebrity stylists also have Pink and Justin Bieber among their clients.
Responsible for Anne Hathaway’s 2014 Oscars look, Penny Lovell made the list of best celebrity stylists by knowing when to take risks and when to play it safe. Her client list includes Taylor Schilling and Rose Byrne, who rocked the Emmys red carpet with a bare midriff while still looking elegant.