I’m always really interested in this issue, in part because it’s a great resource for me in terms of which stylists we need to add to our Instagram, or which stars have changed it up — Lady Gaga, for example, has stylists I’d never heard of; Ilaria Urbinati seems to be styling men exclusively now; I had no idea who Jennifer Lawrence’s stylist even was; etc. But it’s also fascinating to me in the sense that a lot of those stylists seem friendly with each other, so what COULD be a kind of gnarly and competitive list feels like it’s being executed in a way that’s less about comparing their job performance — THR isn’t saying, for example, “Well, Petra Flannery is at No. 5 now because Amy Adams looked good but MAN did Emma Stone wear some stinkers” — and is more about how big a year their clients had, and therefore what sort of support was needed/how prominent the spotlight was, how much image reformation was needed, and so forth. Case in point: Gaga’s stylists, who’ve never been on the list before, came in at No. 1 because she had a big year and so they needed to procure a lot of outfits, and had a lot of image-overhauling to do with her as the season progressed (my analysis there on that last thing, not THR’s). Or, Law Roach is on here, but Celine Dion and Zendaya weren’t as prominent this year so it makes sense that he’s at No. 19. I mean, for all I know, they ALSO discuss how good anyone actually looked, but it doesn’t come off that way. It’s always worth a read. (I also sometimes catch myself disputing the rankings, for whatever reason, even if that’s not totally in the spirit of the piece; talk amongst yourselves, but I would’ve swapped Law Roach and Leslie Fremar based on him making Anne Hathaway’s wardrobe interesting, vs. Charlize and Julianne Moore and their stuff.)
There was also a dinner, and amusingly, people mostly looked REALLY BAD. Let’s start with a whopper:
Olivia is in Alberta Ferretti, and… I don’t love it. The length is so-so, the satin is meh, the vee is whatever, her makeup is absent. The shoulders are the best part, but the rest of it isn’t living up to that hype. However, it’s hard to focus on that because good ol’ Kacey Musgraves BROUGHT THE THUNDER in a crazy Valentino that is a hideous mess of swamp mold. BLESS.
I believe that is Halle (of Chloe x Halle) on the right, and she looks cute; Chloe is coming off like a drum major who got cold and borrowed a teacher’s coat.
KiKi Layne is in Hellessy, a line that Jessica referred to as very Monse-like this past season, and indeed, this reminds me vaguely of a short version of this Monse on Karen Gillan. Kiki looks better in it than the runway model, I think, but I’m not a fan of the asymmetry as executed here.
I don’t normally like black and blue together, so why am I into those loafers here? Is it because I’m biased by Mahershala’s Mahershalaness?
Talk amongst yourselves!