Stylist Research

Rachel Zoe

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Rachel Zoe has been in the industry for nearly twenty years and is best known for her A -list clients and influence in the fashion world, she is a American fashion designer, businesswoman, writer and stylist. During her career she has worked for many celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Lawrence, whilst also working for fashion houses, advertising agencies, beauty firms and magazine editors. She began her career as an editor but soon became one of the most influential people in the fashion industry. Although she works with many high-profile clients she never had any formal fashion training and over the years she has developed her own unique and recognisable style that she has refined over the years. Going freelance enabled her opportunities to meet and work with many high profile clients and gave her greater freedom in her work. Some of the high profile clients she has worked with are listed above.

During 2009 Zoe founded a daily free newspaper called “The Zoe Report and in this newspaper she covered the worlds fashion industry, lifestyle and beauty. This was a very successful move for her as it gained her a lot of popularity quickly.  In 2011 she focused the newspaper on just beauty. Then also in 2011, Zoe rereleased her first collection of clothing, footwear and handbags which was influenced and inspired by her vintage 60s and 70s style. The collection is available worldwide in over 257 different department stores such as Bloomindale’s and Neiman Marcus etc. In 2012 she announced that her line would be expanding to include cold weather accessories and jewellery.

Zoe is one of the most popular stylists in the world with many people following her daily routine and styling ideas. She connects with people via many different social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram and snap chat which helps her create new contacts everyday.

Here is some of Rachel Zoe styling ideas

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Rachel Zoe was Jennifer Lawrence’s stylist for a long time up until they recently parted ways. I think Jennifer looks great in this bridal inspired white strapless Dior Haute Couture gown with a structured bottom.

 

Kate Young

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Kate Young is another well- known and influential fashion stylist with many top A-list clients such as Dakota Johnson, Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez and Sienna Miller and she was ranked No. 1 on THR’s list of the 25 most powerful stylists of 2012 and also landed No 1 on the 2016 list as well. She first majored in English and Art History in college but started out in the business of fashion as an intern at a London-based fashion PR firm. To begin with Kate wanted to work at a fashion magazine, so she got a job in Vogue PR department before going on to be a writer, a fashion market editor and also was assistant to Anna Wintour’s When finally an opportunity arose to assist a stylist Kate decided to go for it, despite her boss saying that it was a bad idea and that she had no style.

Kate has a very unique approach to celebrity styling as she puts the wearers needs first which is probably one of the reasons she has risen to the top. Kate once said that “What I’m trying to do with people is not to make them into a fashion editorial,” she said. “I try to make them the best they can be, and you can’t do that if they’re uncomfortable… Most of the time, these events are moments, actually important times in these people’s lives. I don’t want it to be my fault that they’re like, ‘Remember that time I wore that dress and it was so uncomfortable?”. As well as working for her celebrity clients, award shows, red carpet premiers and press tours, she also styles for magazine editorials, advertising campaigns and runway shows for designers like Cushnie Et Ochs and Jason Wu.

Kate says that her top look she created was Dakota at the Oscars because it was so simple it was a red Saint Laurent Column that topped Vogues best dressed.

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