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The Hollywood Reporter honors Hollywood style and the industry’s top tastemakers with a special four-cover Style Issue that hits stands today.
The covers of the second annual Style Issue — which reveals this year’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists — feature Charlize Theron and her stylist Leslie Fremar, who comes in at No. 2 on the list; Emma Stone with her stylist, Petra Flannery (No. 3); Katie Holmes and stylist Jeanne Yang (No. 11); and Jessica Chastain with stylist Elizabeth Stewart (No. 4).
Topping this year’s THR list is Kate Young, stylist to Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz. A former assistant to Vogue’s Anna Wintour and the only stylist represented by CAA, Young created Portman’s awards-season look in the run-up to the actress’ Oscar victory for Black Swan last year. Young takes the THR top spot from last year’s most powerful stylist, Rachel Zoe.
Because her success has been so beyond what anyone thought a stylist could achieve, THR excused Zoe from this year’s list, but she is represented in the issue. In a special Style Issue feature story titled The Graduate, Zoe, a new mom, opens up about her life today.
“Things that used to get me down don’t stress me out anymore,” she says. “Instead of being terrified at 40, it’s like my life is complete.”
Zoe also tells THR that she doesn’t know if there will be a fifth season of Bravo’s The Rachel Zoe Project and admits to thinking: “Are people sick of it? Is it time to do something new?”
The 25 Most Powerful Stylists will be honored today during a luncheon hosted by THR and Jimmy Choo at Soho House in West Hollywood. The list was curated by THR‘s style team led by Style Editor Carol McColgin and Senior Writer Merle Ginsberg.
The Style Issue also includes a finance-meets-fashion analysis in “How a Bad Economy Killed Office Casual”; a look at red-carpet glamour in “5 Awards Beauty Trends”; a lush piece-by-fabulous-piece retrospective of the costumes in the Julia Roberts-Lily Collins upcoming Snow White fantasy “Mirror Mirror”; rare photos of Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn; and an awards-season insider’s tale of sharp elbows and withering looks in Ginsberg’s “My Red Carpet War Stories.”
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