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14 Top celebrity fashion stylists, and why you should follow them on Instagram

14 Top celebrity fashion stylists, and why you should follow them on Instagram

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Text: Joan Kong


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Here are the faces behind your favourite A-listers’ impeccable style

Best dressed or not, behind (almost) every celebrity, is a fashion stylist who ensure they nail their looks to a T—all while looking effortless, of course. They are truly the ones defining the latest fashion trends, and we're not only talking about red carpet style. A scroll through some of their Instagram feeds and you'll notice the It-list is styled for almost every occasion, be it a casual day out or their airport ensemble. Below, we've compiled a list of the hottest celebrity fashion stylists at the moment, the A-listers they are styling, and the reasons why you should be hitting the 'follow' button on Instagram, stat.

 

Monica Rose

 

 

Follower count: 1.2 million

Celebrity clients: Chrissy Teigen, Shay Mitchell, Megan Fox, Chanel Iman, and Sofia Richie

Reasons to follow: Initially came into the limelight as the longtime (now, former) stylist of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, after a public fallout, Monica Rose continues to style some of the best-dressed regulars such as Chrissy Teigen and Shay Mitchell. A scroll through her feed and you'll also notice her children's too-cool-for-school ensembles—their Halloween costumes alone are a good enough reason to follow her account.

 

Brad Goreski

 

 

Follower count: 511k

Celebrity clients: Demi Moore, Jenna Dewan, Kaley Cuoco, Lea Michele, and Sarah Hyland

Reasons to follow: Having started out as Rachel Zoe's assistant on The Rachel Zoe Project in 2008, Brad Goreski is now one of the co-hosts of E! News' Fashion Police, aside from his job as a stylist to some of his closest friends in Hollywood, namely Kaley Cuoco, Lea Michele and Jenna Dewan. Follow if you like some quality #dogcontent in the mix too—he regularly posts cute photos of his three adopted dogs, Penelope, Alice and Theo!

 

Kate Young

 

 

Follower count: 425k

Celebrity clients: Selena Gomez, Nina Dobrev, Sophie Turner, Margot Robbie, and Dakota Johnson

Reasons to follow: Voted as The Hollywood Reporter's most influential stylist of 2018, Kate Young is one of the most coveted red carpet stylists. When she's not posting her clients' head-turning looks on Instagram, she shows her appreciation for all things bling, be it vintage Cartier and Harry Winston jewellery or the intricate embellishment from some of the major fashion houses.

 

Law Roach

 

 

Follower count: 408k

Celebrity clients: Celine Dion, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Tiffany Haddish, and Mary J. Blige

Reasons to follow: Law Roach initially came on our radar as the stylist behind Celine Dion's jaw-dropping style transformation, but he's proven that he's more than that. Having started out as an owner of a vintage shop in Chicago, he regularly works with two of the It-girls of the moment—Zendaya and Ariana Grande. Some of his recent works include being the co-designer of former's collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger, and styling the latter's recent music videos such as "Breathin'" and "7 Rings".

 

Rob Zangardi

 

 

Follower count: 208k

Celebrity clients: Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Lily Collins, Cara Delevingne, and Gwen Stefani

Reasons to follow: Along with his partner, Mariel Haenn, the duo is responsible for the outfits of a long list of top Hollywood celebrities, including Gwen Stefani's concert ensemble for her Las Vegas residency, and Jennifer Lopez's red carpet and music video looks. A scroll through his work and you'll notice his more-is-more aesthetic.

 

Mimi Cuttrell

 

 

Follower count: 207k

Celebrity clients: Priyanka Chopra, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Sara Sampaio, and Kaia Gerber

Reasons to follow: It's undeniable that Bella and Gigi Hadid are some of the best dressed It-girls—their off-duty outfits determine what's hot and what's not. Meet the stylist behind their A-game: Mimi Cuttrell, who is also responsible for Priyanka Chopra's style game, including all of her weddings looks late last year. Follow for easy-to-emulate style inspos.  

 

Karla Welch

 

 

Follower count: 201k

Celebrity clients: Tracee Ellie Ross, Busy Philipps, Olivia Wilde, Justin Bieber, Sarah Paulson, and Amandla Stenberg

Reasons to follow: The multi-talented stylist is the person behind Justin Bieber's street-cool ensembles (she helped him design the hot-selling merchandise for his Purpose tour), Tracee Ellie Ross' anything-but-basic get-ups, and Sarah Paulson's bold-and-beautiful red carpet looks. A self-proclaimed "freedom fighter", the Los Angeles-based stylist is also vocal about the pressing issues of the moment, such as global warming and gun controls.

 

Elizabeth Stewart

 

 

Follower count: 156k

Celebrity clients: Julia Roberts, Jessica Chastain, Gal Gadot, Amanda Seyfried, and Cate Blanchett

Reasons to follow: Aside from being best friends with her client, Julia Roberts (the duo attended the InStyle Awards last year in identical Givenchy suits), she is also responsible for one of our style icon, Cate Blanchett's impeccable sartorial looks. Her other regulars include Rebel Wilson, Gal Gadot and Amanda Seyfried.

 

Micaela Erlanger

 

 

Follower count: 100k

Celebrity clients: Lupita Nyong'o, Diane Kruger, Shailene Woodley, Constance Wu, and Meryl Streep

Reasons to follow: Noticed Lupita Nyong'o's daring looks on her Us promo tour (we definitely did)? Micaela Erlanger is the stylist behind them. The NYC-based creative is also the author of the best-selling book, How to Accessorise. Go behind-the-scenes with her as she regularly posts pictures of some of the hottest bags and shoes of the season, and tips on how to pair them.  

 

Samantha McMillen

 

 

Follower count: 72.9k

Celebrity clients: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Brie Larson, and Dianna Agron

Reasons to follow: Dakota and Elle Fanning's longtime stylist was recently featured together in The Hollywood Reporter's list of Most Powerful Stylist, but did you know she's also the one behind Captain Marvel, Brie Larson's powerful red carpet ensembles? Her male clients include Charlie Hunnam of Triple Frontier, John David Washington of Blackkklansman, and Charlie Heaton of Stranger Things.

 

Petra Flannery

 

 

Follower count: 64.3k

Celebrity clients: Emma Stone, Emilia Clarke, Amy Adams, Zoe Saldana, and Carey Mulligan

Reasons to follow: The A-lister who's featured in our very own best-dressed list the most is none other than Emma Stone. And the woman behind her flawless looks is celebrity stylist Petra Flannery. She also styles some of Louis Vuitton's video campaigns, including its latest Tambour Horizon connected watch starring Sophie Turner, Justin Theroux, and Urassaya Sperbund, to name a few.

 

Leslie Fremar

 

 

Follower count: 63.6k

Celebrity clients: Eva Green, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Connelly, Julianne Moore, and Lily Aldridge

Reasons to follow: Before she started her freelance styling career, Leslie Fremar (who's originally from Canada) was Anna Wintour's assistant for three years. According to an interview with Into The Gloss a few years back, she revealed that she's placing a bigger focus on the award season. For every client nominated, she has to prepare an average of 55 looks.

 

Penny Lovell

 

 

Follower count: 37.9k

Celebrity clients: Rose Byrne, Taylor Schilling, Chrissy Metz, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Reasons to follow: Born and raised in London, Penny Lovell started out at Burberry before diverting into the publishing industry, and now, as a full-time stylist. Follow for funny memes, screenshots of (very) vocal tweets, and oh-so-chic celebrity outfits.

 

Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson

 

 

Follower count: 29k

Celebrity clients: Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lawrence, and Rachel Brosnahan

Reasons to follow: Known as Jill and Jordan, the stylist duo may not have a huge following compared to Monica Rose and Brad Goreski, but trust us when we say they're the fairy godmothers behind the hottest starlets' style, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Anna Kendrick. Like Brad Goreski, they started out overseeing Rachel Zoe's styling studio before coming out on their own.

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