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Every year, THR assesses the hits and misses of Hollywood's most star-studded red carpets (or black carpets, as they were at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs). The culmination of a fashion season that — for the entertainment industry — begins with the Cannes Film Festival and wraps at the Oscars, this eighth annual list ranks the town's most influential stylists. Factors considered include taste, star power of a stylist's client roster, social media impact, and relevance in the awards-season conversation and beyond.
Even as #AskHerMore morphed into #WhyWeWearBlack and feminist messaging elevated red carpet moments, let's not forget that green is still part of the mix whenever a stylist works to craft the right image for the right star and takes him or her to the next level. Margot Robbie, whose glamour guru Kate Young ranks No. 1 this year, was named Chanel's new face on Oscar Sunday (for an idea of what that could mean: Emma Stone's Louis Vuitton deal reportedly scored her up to $10 million).
"Fashion is a big business, especially in this industry," says Elizabeth Saltzman (No. 2), who dressed Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan. "It gives people escapism and a little relief — let's let it be."
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