While we often give celebrities loads of credit for their cool outfits, we don't always stop to think about the people who put those looks together behind-the-scenes — the stylists. Sure, A-listers are the ones who rock the latest trends, but without their stylists, many of them wouldn't be half as fashionable. Kate Young won InStyle's Stylist of the Year Award, and from her impressive resumé of amazing ensembles, it's clear to see why.
Ultimately, if there were no stylists, celebrities would be forced to rely on their own fashion expertise to get them through events. Granted, this works well for many self-styled celebrities, but others might have a bit of trouble — just look at how well it worked out for Britney Spears in 2007. Thanks to Young and her fabulous sartorial picks, stars like Selena Gomez, Sienna Miller, and Dakota Johnson have strutted down the streets and the red carpets in style. According to Vogue, the stylist is behind the fashion revival of Gomez, who has been killing it lately.
“We’ve had a clear vision of what we wanted to do together from the beginning,” Young told Vogue. “There’s an overall mood that we’re going for which is young, modern, clean, and sexy without ever being fussy.”
From the interview, it's clear to see that Young's job goes way past just picking lovely clothing. Not only do her clients frequently land on best dressed lists, but they gather a fashion-related following in addition to their other talents.
Not only does she have stand-out personal style, but Young manages to dress her clients perfectly to suit their personalities. Although the stylist seems to have a special liking for all-black outfits, she's just as good at assembling colorful street style and classic red carpet ensembles.
But nothing I can say will explain why she deserves this award better than the outfits that she has created over the course of her career. Take a look at some of the best looks on Young's clients.
1. Striking Colors
Looking lovely in red for Gucci's Milan Fashion Week show, Johnson was the perfect combination of sexy and sweet.
2. Unconventional Silhouettes
Elizabeth Olsen stepped out in a geometric silhouette at the Toronto Film Festival, thanks to Young's fashion expertise.
3. See-Through Styles
Straight off the Louis Vuitton Spring 2016 runway, the outfit Gomez wore to support the stylist at the InStyle Awards was flawless.
4. High Fashion Gowns
Rachel Weisz looked absolutely fabulous at the Torono Film Festival in Young's pick for her.
5. Stunning Street Style
Young doesn't hold back when it comes to street style, either. Gomez looked fabulous in the Atea Oceanie slip dress and matching scarf.
6. Ladylike Florals
Young dressed Natalie Portman in a gorgeous Dior Couture dress for this year's Toronto Film Festival.
7. Edgy Personal Style
Not only is Young fabulous at styling others, she does a pretty good job dressing herself as well.
8. High End Couture
Young choose a playful Valentino for Sienna Miller at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
9. Short And Sexy
Johnson's short and sexy Met Gala outfit was all thanks to Young.
If these A-list fashion picks don't show you that Young deserves the award, then I don't know what will!
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