Hollywood Reporter Names 25 Most Powerful Stylists List
Of course there was the leg, but Jolie’s black Oscar gown with the high slit by Atelier Versace on its own epitomized smokin’ hot. In fact, any time the female half of Hollywood’s hottest couple graces the red carpet, it’s a fashion moment. That’s partly because of Rade’s dramatically glamorous taste.
Witness Jolie’s Globes gown — an ice-white satin column, also Atelier Versace, with a slash of red matching her lips, and nothing else except Lorraine Schwartz’s 25-carat diamond studs.
“Stylists without great dresses have nothing,” says Rade, who chooses to stay mum on leg-gate. “This whole business is about having good relationships, being respectful — I do returns quickly.”
Rade cut her teeth styling videos for Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur, then commercials like the first iPod TV ad. She also has been a Project Runway guest judge. Her latest gigs: styling Smash’s McPhee, whom she put in a strapless nude Donna Karan for the Globes, and continuing to consult on designer Rena Lange’s collection.