Until recently, stylists worked exclusively behind the scenes. But today, given the onset of social media, we are given privy to the behind-the-scenes action that doesn’t always make magazine pages. From behind-the-scenes action of red carpet events to some serious style inspiration, here are the fashion stylists we can’t stop stalking on Instagram.
1) Mimi Cuttrell
Behind every current millennial super star, is Mimi Cuttrell. The stylist is responsible for the effortlessly cool looks of Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Priyanka Chopra, Ariana Grande and Kaia Gerber, and her feed offers a dazzling glimpse of some behind the scenes shots of her clients, including one of Priyanka Chopra’s many lavish wedding ensembles.
2. Karla Welch
The Hollywood Reporter named Karla Welch the most powerful stylist in 2017, who has a with a wide celebrity clientele of Karlie Kloss, Tracee Ellis Ross, Justin Bieber, Sarah Paulson, Elisabeth Moss, Amber Heard and Olivia Wilde under her belt. Known for making her clients look more themselves, she is also not one to shy from politically driven crusades through her styling, such as supporting causes such as Black Lives Matter in the red carpet.
3) Kollin Carter
If you ever wondered who the person responsible for Cardi B’s eclectic style is, look no further. Kollin Carter, who works exclusively with the female rapper, has singlehandedly turned Cardi from a Bronx rapper to a style maven today. His instagram is replete with exclusive behind the scenes shots of Cardi’s looks, and some pretty fire shots of his personal style as well.
4. Mel Ottenberg
Mel Ottenberg is the creative director at Interview Magazine, stylist for various magazine covers, musicians and more, but his most renowned work remains styling celebrity client Rihanna, whom he has dressed since 2011 for The Met Gala and various red carpet events. For some inspiration, check out his gallery feed for his inspirations and wide repertoire of work.
5. Zerina Akers
Not everyone can say they’ve had a part to play in Beyonce’s signature style, but Zerina Akers certain can. The young creative is attributed to adding bold, printed looks to the songstress, and part of the creative team behind the ground-breaking Lemonade album. Check her Instagram for more behind the scenes photos of her clients, and her personal fashion moments.
6. Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth Stewart can certainly be regarded as one of Hollywood’s most potent image-makers. She is the celebrity stylist of some of the world’s biggest A-list celebrities, such as Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, Viola Davis, Rebel Wilson, Gal Gadot, Amanda Seyfried, Zoey Deutch, and Jessica Chastain.
7. Law Roach
Celebrity stylist Law Roach is the man responsible for Celine Dion’s style transformation, putting Zendaya into the spotlight, and has worked with a roster of big name clients, including Ariana Grande, Monica Brown, Brandy and Jessie J, and Tiffany Haddish. Now a TV star in his own right as a judge on America’s Next Top Model, his Instagram is a colourful curation of some of his finest works and his own bold personal style.
8. Rebecca Corbin-Murray
If you’ve always admired the elegance of Gemma Chan’s red carpet style, here is the stylist behind it. The British stylist who also has Lily James, Jenna Coleman, Florence Pugh, and Gabriella Wilde under her roster, is known for giving her clients a touch of polished elegance to their look.
9. Kate Young
Most of her clients, who include Margot Robbie, Dakota Johnson, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams and Selena Gomez, dominate the best-dressed list. Follow Kate Young for some of these dreamiest red carpet dresses and for behind the scenes details of her gorgeous works.
10.Tom Eerebout and Sandra Amador
Tom Erebout and Sandra Amador are the dynamic duo that styles Lady Gaga, and are responsible for her many iconic looks that have take social media by storm. And yes, this includes the songstress’ iconic four-outfit change during the recent Met Gala.