I love THR’s annual list of Best Stylists in Town. First of all, it’s ALWAYS interesting to learn who is styling whom — in particular, I think you can really tell how good a stylist is if she’s got clients who are equally well dressed but in totally different ways. For example, Elizabeth Saltzman does both GOOP and Saoirse Ronan, which is quite a range in terms of personal aesthetic. Second, I was ALWAYS going to feature a set of covers that brought us BOTH Michael B Jordan AND Rami Malek. Finally, I think everyone on all of these covers looks pretty darn fab — stylist and star both — and that’s a very nice way to end the day.
You can see the entire Top 25 list here. It’s REALLY interesting, and the stylists are quite insightful (for example, Fug Fave Ilaria Urbinati says, “There’s a lot less scrutiny with a guy. Girls have it rough — I think mostly because people don’t know what to call out with menswear,” which is SUPER TRUE; I have no idea what I’m talking about with dudes unless they’re hella off the rails). I think being a stylist would be incredibly tough, actually, because you’re dealing with something quite personal — people’s appearances — and the people in question are probably often at least sensitive (as artists often need to be, in order to be good at their job) and at most RAGING MANIACAL NUTJOBS. You probably on occasion find yourself in a position where you tell your client not to wear X, only to be ignored and then later blamed for X when X doesn’t go over well. And obviously, my job is to be the person is like, “yikes, this is not going over well,” but even if I don’t always like the finished product, I totally respect the work that went into getting…well, anywhere.
[Photos: The Hollywood Reporter]