Who Gives Beyonce, Katy Perry and Rihanna Their Glam Looks: Music's 4 Most Influential Stylists

6:00 AM 3/21/2018

by Carol McColgin

Image gurus behind the recent red carpet moments of four top artists discuss the looks that put them on the industry's map.

Beyonce, Katy Perry and Rihanna
Beyonce, Katy Perry and Rihanna
From left to right: Ilya S. Savenok, Frazer Harrison, and Taylor Hill, all Getty Images

  • Kollin Carter

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    "You can have a million fittings and bring a ton of dresses, but if you and that client don't connect, it always shows," says Carter, who clearly clicks with his muse, Cardi B, 25. "Our Clive Davis pre-Grammy look got a huge response. People have seen Cardi in tons of colors, hairstyles, silhouettes, but this was different. We decided to go super minimal and classic — she wore an Ashi tuxedo dress with a built-in corset and exaggerated hips that gave her the shape of a goddess. It's an all-time favorite."

  • Jamie Mizrahi

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    The stylist, who keeps American Idol judge Katy Perry, 33, looking fierce (her beaded Rasario slip for the Oscar party circuit was next-level dazzling), also pulls designer duty. Mizrahi took over as Juicy Couture's creative director in 2017, and she's aiming to make the iconic L.A. brand cool again.

  • Mel Ottenberg

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    Rihanna's longtime New York City-based stylist has first dibs on the dreamiest Giambattista Valli couture. He dressed the star, 30, in a frothy cotton-candy pink confection for the Valerian carpet in Hollywood, even making a cameo on Instagram, while fluffing @BadGalRiri's sweeping train, much to the liking of 1.9 million of her Instagram followers.

  • Marni Senofonte

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    Senofonte shatters the social sphere whenever Beyonce, 36, steps out. The singer's post of her Grammys velvet cold-shoulder Nicolas Jebran dress (inspired by the 1960s Black Panther movement) garnered 3.5 million double taps on Instagram. "From her custom-made Judith Leiber panther crystal purse to her Lorraine Schwartz jewels, no detail was spared," says Senofonte. "And, as large as Beyonce's earrings were, they weighed next to nothing except for the 80 carats of flawless diamonds."

    This story first appeared in the March 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.