Dressing the Stars: 11 Insider Secrets from Hollywood A-List Stylists

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Step into the glamorous world of Hollywood fashion in this exclusive post, where we unveil the behind-the-scenes magic of crafting iconic looks that grace the red carpets and captivate audiences worldwide. Join us as we delve into the expertise of a seasoned stylist, unraveling the secrets that transform celebrities into style sensations. From hidden tricks to must-know techniques, get ready for an insider’s perspective on the art of dressing the stars. 

1. What’s the typical decision-making process that you and your client go through? How much input does each party have?

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A wardrobe dresser stated, “we do homework on it.” Before selecting a dress, they deal with many showrooms that offer gowns, routine dresses, shoes, handbags, and accessories. These showrooms send the outline of the final look, and then we mutually decide to try it. Most celebrities do their daily wearing on their own.

2. The Main Elements That Make a Style Iconic

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In the opinion of one stylist, there are a few special things that make the style classy and unforgettable. Although the dress or outfit of the celebrity plays an important part in the look, the accessories with the dress affect the look in both a positive and negative manner. The list given by that stylist that everyone should have, includes a nice pair of shoes, a catchy and classy handbag, and a cool and decent blazer.

3. Approach of Brands to Celebrities Through Stylists

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A famous stylist admitted that brands or designers approach them and ask them to style their clients with their dresses. But there is no obligation for this; it is just a request. Before a specific event, such as the red carpet, brands contact stylists through emails, phone calls, or meetings to offer their clothes to celebrities.

4. Old Fashion That Needs to Come Back

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Trends come and go. But few trends manage to make their place in the fashion industry so strong that people actually want them to come back. In the opinion of one prominent fashion stylist, jeans with wide legs are in demand today. This style of jeans is what influencers and celebrities are looking for.

5. Celebrities Have Their Wardrobe Tailored

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One A-list stylist said the most important aspect of dressing her star-studded clientele, is to make sure the clothes fit well. Most items celebrities wear are tailored to fit their measurements. Having clothing that fits you well is the most important step to looking well-put-together. 

6. Consciousness About Upcoming and Current Trends

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According to one of the famed stylists of Hollywood, they do not follow the trends mindlessly. Instead, they keep the looks classy yet iconic for the celebrities they work with. A final look comes up with a deep search and mutual acceptance of the stylist and celebrity with a blend of trends and classic styles. For example, carrying a jacket on the shoulders and wearing sneakers with formal dresses is something her clients are embracing.

7. Fashion Faux Pass for Women

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When one pro fashion advisor was questioned about fashion faux passes for women, they stated that they should avoid short dresses that are suitable for club parties. When they go to professional places or even on the red carpet, they should keep their look professional.

8. Becoming a Stylist of Celebrities

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Starting a career as a stylist in the fashion industry is all based on passion, said an adept stylist. According to that stylist, they worked as a receptionist in a salon at a very young age and found themselves in love with this field. From then on, they worked tirelessly to make a name for themselves in this field. 

9. Closet of a Stylist

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All credit for celebrities’ good looks goes to those celebs’ stylists. But people also wonder how these stylists keep their looks and what kind of wardrobe they prefer for themselves. A jolly reply from one stylist was that they are not too conscious about their looks as they focus more on their work, which is the look of stars.

10. Decision-Making Process Between Celebrity and Stylist

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The answer was quite simple when a designer was asked how the mutual decision is taken between stars and stylists. The stylist has to select a few dresses that seem proper for the event, and then they style the dress on a celebrity for a trial by giving it a few different looks. Then they both decide on the look together.

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