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    Samantha McMillen
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    Samantha McMillen
    Clients: Carey Mulligan, Evan Rachel Wood, Dakota and Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, Colin Firth, Johnny Depp, Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds

    Exhibiting the same ease in dressing women as with some of Hollywood’s most dashing men, the styling veteran has the ability to create a striking moment while retaining her fashion edge.

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    Who can forget the sharp silhouette Firth cut in his slim Tom Ford tux at last year’s Oscars? Other clients who wear suits like nobody’s business: Reynolds and Depp, with his personalized touches of colorful vests, derby hats and ascots.

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    McMillen, who handled VIP relations for Richard Tyler and Giorgio Armani during the ’90s, dressed Mulligan in a killer rose-hued ombre fringe Lanvin dress for December’s National Board of Review Awards in New York.

    “One of my favorite recent looks was Evan Rachel Wood in Alessandra Rich,” she says, about the white shantung shirtdress gown that transformed The Ides of March actress into a contemporary Betty Draper at the Venice Film Festival in the fall.

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