Top 25 Power Stylists 2014 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:57:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Jeanne Yang http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/jeanne-yang/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/jeanne-yang/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:41:30 +0000 http://54.82.5.162/?p=267 The veteran stylist suited up Christian Bale (American Hustle) and Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) for awards season.

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WHY SHE MATTERS

The veteran stylist suited up some of Hollywood’s most prominent leading men — Christian Bale (American Hustle) and Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) — for awards season and Tobey Maguire (The Great Gatsby) and Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) for summer’s blockbuster premieres.

CLIENTS

Bale, Cuaron, Maguire, Cavill, Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve

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HER TOP LOOK

Maguire in a slim-cut Saint Laurent tux at Cannes’ Gatsby premiere and Cavill in a three-piece Ermenegildo Zegna striped suit (No. 48) at the Man of Steel premiere in Sydney. “I love adding a twist to the classic tuxedo — a shawl collar from Spencer Hart [the renowned Savile Row tailor] or a colorful tie,” says Yang.

LABELS SHE LOVES

Tom Ford (“for impeccable tailoring”) and Ennio Capasa from Costume National for men. For women, she favors Stella McCartney and Chloe.

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SIGNATURE STYLE

Yang, who just ended her five-year run on the Holmes & Yang line with former client Katie Holmes, keeps it low-key in jeans, “no-nonsense” tops, a vintage Cartier or Rolex watch and either “the business look of a Holmes & Yang slouchy blazer or a Balenciaga motorcycle jacket.”

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Simon Robins http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/simon-robins/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/simon-robins/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:46:55 +0000 http://54.82.5.162/?p=442 Matthew McConaughey's awards wear was much more than "all right." Robins is why.

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WHY HE MATTERS

Oscar-winning Matthew McConaughey‘s formal wear was much more than “all right, all right, all right” — he wore tuxes with a twist, be they printed, metallic, velvet or white.

CLIENTS

McConaughey, Kate Winslet

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FASHION BIO

The Brit lived and worked in London for 13 years — his first fashion job was interning at Dazed & Confused magazine, eventually becoming fashion director of Russian Vogue. He moved to L.A. three years ago.

HIS TOP LOOK

“The gold Saint Laurent tuxedo,” says Robins, referring to the Dallas Buyers Club actor’s look (No. 47) at the Palm Springs Film Festival in January (the pair’s first time working on a red carpet event). “As soon as he put it on, bam, it looked amazing,” said Robins. “It was the right balance of jazzy without being too much; he carried it off perfectly.”

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OSCAR PHILOSOPHY

McConaughey was on trend with a contemporary Dolce & Gabbana white tuxedo jacket and black pants — his co-star Jared Leto and E! host RyanSeacrest also sported the look.

LABELS HE LOVES

Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Public School, Saint Laurent.

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ULTIMATE STYLE ICON

Early 1990s Puff Daddy.

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Wendi & Nicole Ferreira http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/wendi-and-nicole-fererria/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/wendi-and-nicole-fererria/#comments Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:42:04 +0000 http://54.82.5.162/?p=273 The sisters keep their approach low-key.

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WHY THEY MATTER

Their looks appear effortless, yet the small details are thoughtfully put together — for example, Chris Pine‘s custom color-matched bow tie at the Golden Globes.

CLIENTS

Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum, Josh Hutcherson

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FASHION BIO

The sisters, who hail from North Dakota, started styling Sheryl Crow and Ellen DeGeneres in 2001. The duo, who now work out of an office in Venice, Calif., like to keep their approach low-key: “Our style is California casual-meets-menswear prep with a little bohemian,” says Wendi.

THEIR TOP LOOK

Pine in a sharply tailored Ermenegildo Zegna Couture tuxedo (No. 45) at the Golden Globes — the custom bow tie was commissioned at the very last minute. Another glam slam was Banks’ effortless evening separates — a cashmere sequin knit top and embellished feather skirt from Jenny Packham’s fall 2014 collection (No. 46) — for this year’s Vanity Fair Oscar bash.

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OSCAR PHILOSOPHY

The sisters, who name Paul Newman as their men’s icon, dressed Tatum for the Oscars in a Gucci peak-lapel tux. “It’s about small details — the bow tie, cuff links, evening watch,” says Nicole. Adds Wendi, “Then it’s about the perfect fit.”

LABELS THEY LOVE

Isabel Marant, Prada, Dries Van Noten

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Jen Rade http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/jen-rade/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/jen-rade/#comments Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:48:57 +0000 http://54.82.5.162/?p=448 Angelina Jolie positions her atop the Hollywood-fashion food chain, while Zosia Mamet keeps her on fashion's cutting edge.

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WHY SHE MATTERS

Angelina Jolie positions her atop the Hollywood-fashion food chain, while fresh faces like Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and Girls’ Zosia Mamet keep her on fashion’s cutting edge.

CLIENTS

Jolie, Maslany, Mamet, Abbie Cornish

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HER NEW GETS

Maslany and Mamet both came on board for this year’s Golden Globes. Rade respectively dressed them in beaded Jenny Packham (“very old Hollywood glamour”) and white Reem Acra with black floral detailing. Adds Rade of Maslany’s styling: “Tatiana wore these amazing Jacob & Co. ear-jacket earrings since her ears, like mine, aren’t pierced — they had diamond spikes, which gave her look an edge that I really loved.”

HER TOP LOOK

Longtime client Jolie looked dazzling in embellished tulle Elie Saab Couture at the Oscars (No. 44), hitting the mark in two of the night’s biggest trends: shimmer and soft pastels.

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BEYOND THE RED CARPET

Rade has a clothing line with QVC called EDGE by Jen Rade and is a judge on Lifetime’s Project Runway: Under the Gunn. She also recently styled commercials for Chevy, Coors Light and Target’s holiday campaign of 22 commercials.

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Sarah Slutsky http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/sarah-slutsky/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/sarah-slutsky/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:41:08 +0000 http://54.82.5.162/?p=265 Slutsky takes risks with her young client Emma Watson that have led to acclaim for looks like her dress-over-pants ensemble at the Golden Globes.

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WHY SHE MATTERS

Fashion-forward without being edgy just for the sake of it, Slutsky takes risks with her young client Emma Watson that have led to acclaim for looks like her dress-over-pants ensemble at the Golden Globes.

CLIENT

Watson

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FASHION BIO

The 27-year-old Chicago native graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a fashion degree, then headed to New York to be a Vogue assistant before freelancing as a styling assistant for Tory Burch and Madewell. Slutsky first teamed with Noah actress Watson a year ago. “She’s very young and very cool,” says Watson, who also is based in New York City.

HER TOP LOOK

Watson’s navy wool cigarette pants peeking out from under a backless red silk dress for the Globes (No. 43). The actress’ daring Christian Dior Couture, which she accessorized with an equally edgy single pearl earring (the “lone-lobed” trend), blew up the Twittersphere. “I was a little nervous about it for a big awards show,” says Watson. “I had another option in case I chickened out, but I didn’t.” Every bit as chic was Watson’s metallic-flecked knit Vera Wang gown at the Oscars with an Anita Ko ear cuff.

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LABELS SHE LOVES

Isabel Marant, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, Theyskens’ Theory

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Tara Swennen http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/tara-swennen/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/tara-swennen/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:37:47 +0000 http://54.82.5.162/?p=237 Swennen, a self-described "T-shirt, Converse sneakers and jeans-wearing girl," shares similarly laid-back taste with longtime client Kristen Stewart.

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WHY SHE MATTERS

Sure, Swennen is lauded for recognizing a client’s individuality (i.e., Kristen Stewart‘s Chanel hot pants), but where she has a larger-than-most impact is internationally, thanks in part to client Kaley Cuoco Sweeting, whose Big Bang Theory dominates worldwide syndication.

CLIENTS

Stewart, Cuoco Sweeting, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton

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HER TOP LOOK

Bowen’s color-blocked Herrera at the Globes (No. 40). “It was fun, sophisticated, and we were really drawn to the colors,” says Swennen. Her other pick is Stewart’s ladylike tweed jacket teamed with those hot pants and fingerless leather gloves that she wore front-row at Chanel’s Haute Couture show in July in Paris (No. 41). Swennen recalls her very first red carpet with Stewart: “She was attending a premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, and it was a Chanel moment.” Chimes in Stewart, the face of Chanel’s new Metiers d’Art Paris-Dallas campaign that debuts in May, “It all comes full circle with Chanel.”

MEMORABLE MOMENT

Minutes before Big Bang Theory‘s Cuoco Sweeting headed out the door to the SAG Awards, Swennen took scissors to her dove-gray strapless silk organza Vera Wang mermaid gown (No. 42). “I was under Kaley’s dress taking off layers of tulle because it was too voluminous,” says Swennen.

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SIGNATURE STYLE

Swennen, a self-described “T-shirt, Converse sneakers and jeans-wearing girl,” shares similarly laid-back taste with longtime client Stewart, whom she met during Stewart’s breakout role in 2007′s Into the Wild when the actress was 14. Says Stewart, “I would go to her with anything — and do — and sometimes fittings are like full-on therapy sessions.”

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Johnny Wujek http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/johnny-wujek/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/johnny-wujek/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:39:34 +0000 http://54.82.5.162/?p=257 Wujek excels at styling for every stripe, from mass glam (Kim Kardashian) to edgy cool (Kate Mara) to outrageously pop (Katy Perry).

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WHY HE MATTERS

Most stylists tend to work within their wheelhouse, be it Elizabeth Stewart’s brand of elegance or Ryan Hastings’ avant-garde. Wujek excels at styling for every stripe, from mass glam (Kim Kardashian) to edgy cool (Kate Mara) to outrageously pop (Katy Perry).

CLIENTS

Perry and Mara

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HIS NEW GET

Wujek styled this year’s over-the-top Kardashian-Jenner Christmas card picture by David LaChapelle, after which Kim K. hired him. “I look forward to more dress-up this year,” says Wujek, who also just started working with Disney star Bella Thorne, who appears in Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore‘s upcoming film Blended (out May 23).

HIS TOP LOOK

“Valentino reached out and said they wanted Perry to be the first to wear the new couture collection,” says Wujek. “I knew right away that the opera gown that opened the show was the one. Not only was it beautiful and romantic, it had a sense of humor,” says the Detroit native of the white tulle gown with black music notes detailing the skirt that the nominee wore to the Grammys (No. 39).

ULTIMATE STYLE ICON

John F. Kennedy Jr. (“Hashtag stud,” says Wujek.)

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BEYOND THE RED CARPET

Wujek designs concert costumes for Perry and is launching the web series Stylist on Set, which will air on his site, JohnnyWujek.com: “I’ll be traveling the globe to help kids find their inner fashion voices,” he says. 

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Joseph Cassell http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/joseph-cassell/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/joseph-cassell/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:41:42 +0000 http://54.82.5.162/?p=269 From appearances to advertising campaigns, Cassell keeps Taylor Swift looking stylish.

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WHY HE MATTERS

Cassell keeps Taylor Swift looking stylish, from red carpets to Red tour concerts, from appearances to advertising campaigns (Diet Coke, Keds, Target).

CLIENT

Swift

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HIS TOP LOOK

Swift’s Gucci Premiere at the Grammys (No. 38). “It was classic and elegant, but the crystal chain mail added edge,” says Cassell. “When I saw this dress, I immediately emailed to say, ‘THAT ONE!’ but it was already out at a Golden Globes fitting. I had to pray and wait until the other stylist edited it out.” Cassell, who moved from Nashville to L.A. this past year, adds that the chain mail shredded the sheer underlay when Swift walked, so he “had to perform a little surgery and trim the threads in the car en route to the show.”

SECRET WEAPONS

To avoid any too-revealing moments, Cassell keeps lining fabrics (“china silk, charmeuse and stretch mesh”) in his styling kit that match Swift’s skin tone. Another must-have is his Hollywood Fashion Secrets sponge. “It’s marketed as a way to remove deodorant, but it also miraculously removes makeup from many fabrics,” says Cassell.

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ULTIMATE STYLE ICON

David Bowie: “He transformed the way men and women experienced fashion.”

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Kelly Hurliman http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/kelly-hurliman/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/kelly-hurliman/#comments Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:42:18 +0000 http://54.82.5.162/?p=275 One word: Oprah.

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WHY SHE MATTERS

One word: Oprah.

CLIENT

Oprah Winfrey

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FASHION BIO

The native of Chicago, where she resides with her husband and two boys, spent her junior year of college as an intern at Isaac Mizrahi and Barneys New York studio services in New York. “I was instantly hooked,” says Hurliman of the fashion world. While freelancing on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she landed a coveted position on Winfrey’s personal glam team in 2003. “Unlike a lot of stylists working with new clients, I’m not creating an image — she’s done that for herself,” says Hurliman. As such, little time is wasted on fittings: “Oprah has great taste and knows what she likes,” says Hurliman.

HER TOP LOOK

Hurliman travels often (“Oprah is never in one place for long,” she says) but even more so this year with awards-season appearances for Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Winfrey wore a custom Bordeaux lace and satin Stella McCartney gown to the BAFTAs and a draped purple Badgley Mischka dress to the SAG Awards. “It was an off-the-rack sleeveless gown that I added sleeves to and a jeweled Oscar de la Renta pin from the Oprah Winfrey Show days,” says Hurliman. The most chic look was an emerald-green Azzedine Alaia dress with a skinny bow belt at the Critics’ Choice Awards (No. 37). “We went to Mr. Alaia’s studio in Paris — he’s one of the greats,” says Hurliman.

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BEYOND SAMPLE SIZE

“It’s a different game when you’re not able to pull looks from the runway, but I love that Oprah’s a testament to real women,” says Hurliman, who shops J.Crew and Net-a-Porter, where she ordered the Gucci look that Winfrey wore on Jay Leno’s final Tonight show. Other labels in the mix include Donna Karan (“She designs for women with curves”), The Row (“luxury basics”) and Lanvin (“Oprah often says, ‘We love all things Lanvin’ “).

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Ryan Hastings http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/ryan-hastings/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/style/top-25-power-stylists-2014/ryan-hastings/#comments Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:41:52 +0000 http://54.82.5.162/?p=271 The press-shy New Yorker almost always dresses Carey Mulligan and Rooney Mara in black or white.

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WHY HE MATTERS

Hastings sticks to a signature color scheme — he nearly always dresses Carey Mulligan and Rooney Mara in black or white. Yet the monochrome palette is never boring and feels fresh, modern and sophisticated, with innovative cuts.

CLIENTS

Mulligan, Mara, Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan

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HIS TOP LOOK

The press-shy New Yorker started working with Mulligan in March 2013, just in time for her Great Gatsby and Inside Llewyn Davis red-carpet tours de force: a black Balenciaga by Alexander Wang jumpsuit, a barely blush duchess-satin Dior Couture gown, a black-and-white Vionnet gown (No. 35) and a Chloe LBD during the Cannes Film Festival. The surprise showstopper was a canary-yellow Dior Couture dress at the Llewyn Davis premiere in London after months of black dresses and jumpsuits. Mara’s white Balenciaga with illusion cape and silk organza panels was fashionably fierce at the Her premiere in Rome (No. 36) — she still does cool, gothic-glam better than anyone else. It’s also hard to forget her custom white sculptural Lanvin gown at the Oxfam Charity Gala in Dubai.

WATCH: Kristen Stewart, Stylist Tara Swennen: ‘We Push the Envelope’ (Video)

BEYOND THE RED CARPET

Hastings continues to work as a contributing stylist at Vanity Fair.

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