Hollywood starlets know that the right agent gets you the right roles. The right publicist promotes those roles. The right lawyer keeps you out of trouble. And the right stylist can turn you into an international sensation overnight. Stylists are becoming some of Hollywood’s most formidable power players. They have the ability to snag a star the hottest looks off the runway, nap a magazine cover, land their client multi-million dollar contracts with the biggest fashion houses, or use their connections to land their up-and-coming starlet clients a hit role. The following stylists are the most powerful in all of Hollywood:
Clients: Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore
Her best looks: Fremar had two top looks during Oscar weekend. She dressed Witherspoon in a Giambattista Valli Couture top and skirt at the Independent Spirit Awads and a plunging V-neck Hugo Boss dress for the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Her influence: She has almost as many A-list clients as the number one stylist, Elizabeth Stewart.
Karla Welch & Kemal Harris
Clients: Amy Poehler, Olivia Wilde, Pink, Justin Beiber, Zooey Deschenel, Robin Wright, Elisabeth Moss
Their best looks: Olivia Wilde’s green Gucci dress made the then-pregnant star the most beautiful pregnant woman of all time. For the Oscar’s Welch and Harris dressed Robin Wright in a black Ralph Lauren gown with a graphic bodice at the 2014 Emmys.
Their influence: The bicoastal styling duo styled nine actresses for the 2014 Golden Globes, including co-host Amy Poehler.
Clients: Listed here: Lcstyling.com
About: This Miami based fashion stylist has taken the industry by storm. Having enough of the L.A lifestyle, she relocated to Miami to work with many east coast celebrities, top fashion models and clients. She offers a whole range of styling services now such as personal shopping, closet and wardrobe modification. Much of her editorial styling has been featured in many magazines worldwide.
Her influence: Extremely private, However, we’ve been able to uncover that she has almost as many A-list clients as the number two stylist, Leslie Fremar.
Clients: Michelle Dockery, Olivia Munn, Lupita Nyong’o
Her best looks: Michelle Dockery wore a white and gold Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown for the 2013 Golden Globes that put Micaela Erlanger on the map. Dockery then referred co-star Lupita Nyong’o to Erlanger. Erlanger outfitted Nyong’o in a white-and-gold Prada for the Toronto Film Festival and continued to dress the star during her press junket for the film 12 Years a Slave.
Her influence: The buzz surrounding Nyong’o grew thanks to the star’s outstanding fasion. When Nyong’o stepped onto the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet in a red Ralph Lauren caped gown she cemented her space as an A-List celebrity and also secured Erlanger’s place as a top celebrity stylist.
Clients: Amy Adams, Claire Danes, Emma Stone, Sarah Paulson, Zoe Zaldana
Her best looks: Amy Adams channeled her character in American Hustle with a plunging Valentino Shanghai Collection burgundy and red gown at the 2014 Golden Globes.
Her influence: Flannery works with labels such as Chanel, The Row, and Givenchy to dress tastemakers like Zoe Saldana for press junkets, events, and movie premieres. Flannery prefers boyish style but takes each star’s body into consideration before selecting a garment. She prefers classic tailoring over trendy cuts.
Clients: Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, January Jones, Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried, Sandra Bullock
Her best looks: Cate Blanchett’s Golden Globe outfit was a unanimous best-dressed pick. The star looked incredible in a black tulle and lace Armani Prive dress with earrings from Chopard’s new Green collection.
Her influence: For the Oscars, Stewart dressed both Blanchett and Roberts for the occasion. Due to Stewart’s relationship with Girgio Armani, Blanchett was able to choose from two custom made and one Armani runway dress. Roberts was able to choose between two one-of-a-kind Givenchy gowns.