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British stylist Coulter studied at Central St. Martins and launched her own menswear line, AKA (now defunct), right out of school. She came to Los Angeles on a whim about 10 years ago and ended up styling a photo shoot for Flaunt magazine with Orlando Bloom (she was friends with him in London before he became famous).
Now fashion girls Bosworth, Miller and Huntington-Whiteley look to Coulter to rock their red-carpet style. Says Huntington-Whiteley: “I was looking for a stylist to help with my Transformers press tour last summer, and I asked my publicist, ‘Who styles Kate Bosworth?’ because I’ve always admired her style.”
The model-turned-actress was at first put off by Coulter’s first name (“Sooo L.A. sounding!”), but after the stylist made a house call, the Brits hit it off. “It was like … she’s English, she’s hired,” jokes Huntington-Whiteley. Coulter describes the Transformers actress’ red-carpet style as “straight-up cool, classic and sexy.”
A few of their stellar moments include a shimmery va-va-voom red Antonio Berardi dress at the film’s New York premiere (“It ended up being a bit of a Jessica Rabbit moment,” says Huntington-Whiteley) and another red Berardi, this one a knockout cap-sleeve fitted column, at the post-Oscar Vanity Fair party.
Coulter also co-designs, with Bosworth, a jewelry collection for online style site JewelMint. For breakout indie actress Olsen, Coulter put together chic, young Chanel, Chloe and Balmain looks during awards season and dressed her in a sunshine-yellow, graphically beaded long-sleeve minidress by Emilio Pucci at the Critics’ Choice Awards.
“A great awards-season dress is one that you look back at 10 years later and think it’s a ‘wow’ dress,” says Coulter. “It stands the test of time.”