While celebrities usually are already beautiful, they still need the help of stylists to help them glamorize during big events, like Award shows and premiere nights. Here are the most powerful and top earning celebrity stylists.
10 Jeanne Yang
When Katie Holmes launched a clothing line, she made sure she involved her celebrity stylist to ensure that all the products were chic and updated. That stylist is Jeanne Yang and the clothing line actually bore both their names. Called Holmes & Yang, even supermodel Heidi Klum became a huge fan of their clothes. The line is carried at Barney’s and Maxfield in Los Angeles. Yang is also the stylist of Holmes’ ex-husband, Tom Cruise, as well as Christian Bale and Melissa Leo.
9 Leslie Fremar
Remember that spiteful character played by Emily Blunt in the movie The Devil Wears Prada? That character was actually inspired by Leslie Fremar, who was once a celebrity dresser for the fashion company. She also worked as an assistant for the high gloss magazine Vogue. She then became a full-fledged celebrity stylist, counting on Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore among her clients.
8 Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth Stewart started out as an assistant for publications like The New York Times and W. She later on became a full-fledged stylist, having worked with glamorous actresses such as Cate Blanchet, Kristin Davis and Viola Davis. She also helps pick out the wardrobe and style of Michelle Williams, Jennifer Lawrence and Amanda Seyfried.
7 Deborah Waknin
Sandra Bullock was a heavy favorite to win the Best Actress award during the 2010 Academy Awards for the movie called The Blind Side. She made sure she would not have any fashion faux pas on her big night while the entire world was watching by enlisting Deborah Waknin, a noted celebrity stylist. Waknin had previously worked for Halle Berry and also served as a hair stylist for Gloria Estefan. A graduate of the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, or LIM College, Waknin is known for her knowledge of all facets of the fashion business. Bullock swept all the trophies in that year’s award season, doing so in memorable fashion as conceptualized by her stylist.
6 Cristina Ehrlich
Fashion observers would never forget how Penelope Cruz dazzled fans and onlookers in a dress made by L’Wren Scott that showed off her curves just a few months after giving birth. Neither will they forget how Amy Adams turned heads during the 2011 awards season while dressed in a Herve Leroux, Elie Saab and, Marchesa for the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, BAFTAs, and Golden Globe Awards, respectively. Well, those actresses pulled off those looks courtesy of their celebrity stylist, Cristina Ehrlich. Ehrlich has a loyal celebrity clientele, thus emphasizing how good she works with rich and famous people. She has been styling Cruz for a long time now, and other actresses like Ashley Greene of Twilight, Julianne Hough of Dancing with the Stars and Safe Haven, Julianna Margulies of The Good Wife, and Kyra Sedgwick of The Closer also trust her upon.
5 Anna Bingemann
Anna Bingemann is a celebrity stylist from Australia and wife of Griffin Dunne, an actor, director and producer. Aside from her husband, Bingemann is also the stylist of renowned actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts. The comedian and writer Tina Fey also calls on Bingemann for fashion and styling advice. Bingemann’s most notable recent work was the style she created for Claire Danes, who has been sweeping all the recent lead actress acting awards for her show entitled Homeland. Danes wore memorable clothes from Armani, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein that her stylist personally chose.
4 Jen Rade
Jen Rade is a well-known stylist not just of celebrities but also of commercials done for different companies. Her most famous client is probably Angelina Jolie, who she outfitted with a stunning Atelier Versace dress during the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. Jolie’s style was raved that night, which was a sharp contrast to the rants brought about by her Best Actress nomination for the widely panned and commercial flop The Tourist. Rade also does the style of television star Jenna Fischer of The Office. Rade also has clients in the music industry, like Cher and rock star Pink.
3 Petra Flannery
Petra Flannery is known not only for her styling but for her ability to see fashion gems from even relatively unknown designers. She was the one who first made use of Hailee Steinfeld before the designer became a sought after name. This happened during the 2010 awards season when she outfitted Zoe Saldana in a Steinfeld dress. Flannery sustained Saldana’s winning look during the Oscar Awards as the latter wore a Givenchy dress. Other famous clients of Flannery include Emma Stone and Mila Kunis.
2 Kate Young
Kate Young got her training from Vogue Magazine and she has certainly put all the experience she gained into good use. Known as the celebrity stylist of Alicia Keys, Young drew further raves after styling up Natalie Portman while the latter was pregnant. Young got designers like Azzaro, Rodarte and Viktor & Rolf to create custom dresses for Portman. The result was maternity chic, and the actress glowed on the red carpet even with an obvious bump on her tummy.
1 Rachel Zoe
Rachel Zoe is considered not just as a celebrity stylist, but also as a pioneer in fashion. She introduced the boho chic look with Nicole Richie, a get up that consists of loose fitting dresses and shirts on a slim frame, while accessorized with oversized jewelries. Though she never had any formal fashion training, she quickly became a favorite of celebrities like Keira Knightley, Mischa Barton, Lindsay Lohan and Brenda Song. Her current clients include Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Demi Moore, Molly Sims, Eva Mendes, Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus and even Pauly Shore. She also has a bestselling book entitled Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty and Everything Glamour. She also has her own reality show on Bravo Television called The Rachel Zoe Project.