The Hollywood Reporter has named the year’s top tastemakers in celebrity style.
Following a powerful awards show season, THR has unveiled its eighth annual list of the Top 25 Most Influential Stylists of 2018 for their Stars of Style issue.
With celebrity clientele including Margot Robbie, Dakota Johnson, Selena Gomez and Michelle Williams, fashion guru Kate Young was given the top spot for a third time, after previously earning the title in 2012 and 2016.
As reported by the magazine, Young “boasted 1.3 billion media impressions for her styling during Oscar week of Robbie,” who was also named “the new ambassador for Chanel the day of the show.”
Following Young is stylist Elizabeth Saltzman, who appears on one of the issue’s four covers with “Lady Bird” star and three-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan.
“It’s never just about a pretty dress on a rack,” the former Vanity Fair fashion director says. Addressing Ronan’s black Versace dress at the Golden Globes, she adds, “It was a moment that wasn’t about fashion – it was about strength.”
Joining her fashion muse Elle Fanning on another cover, Samantha McMillen, who also dresses Dakota Fanning, Daisy Ridley and Brie Larson, reminisces about “The Beguiled” star’s whopping 21 looks at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Looking back at Fanning’s custom Vivienne Westwood gown, which featured a hand-painted unicorn, she says, “It had the unicorn and my name.” McMillen adds, “It’s like a museum piece. Really incredible.”
Featured on another cover is Elizabeth Stewart, who had a big year dressing Gal Gadot for the star’s “Wonder Woman” press tour.
Referencing the statement gold Altuzarra dress she wore to the “Justice League” premiere, Gadot recalls to THR, “We had a gunmetal dress, and two days before the premiere, Elizabeth came with the golden one – it was perfect.”
Also taking note of the year’s most stylish men, the issue features stylist Ashley Weston with “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman on another cover.