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Hollywood stylists who are changing the red carpet game

Hollywood’s new fashion power brigade extends beyond celebrities. It is their stylists who pull a strong red carpet game and ensure a look is transformed into a moment.

From Rami Malek’s sleek Oscar look to Lady Gaga’s back-to-back red carpet conquests and dressing the likes of Amy Adams and Emma stone, there is an army of stylists who deserve credits for giving us major fashion moments. Be it their selection of under-the-radar labels or their will to experiment, these leading Hollywood stylists have ensured that our social media feed remains more than interesting.

Here is our list of hottest Hollywood stylists, who are redefining the red carpet game.

Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald

Image: Courtesy Wayman + Micah Instagram
Image: Courtesy Wayman + Micah Instagram

Wayman Bannerman from Miami and Micah McDonald from Zanesville, Ohio started working together in 2013. Between both of them, their past experiences range from working with several publications and brands such as Macy’s, Mercedes, and John Varvatos. However, when its the red carpet they command a powerful clientele of celebs such as Aja Naomi King, Tessa Thompson, Oscar winners Regina King and Jennifer Hudson.

Erin Walsh 

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Thandie Newton in Peter Dundas. Image: Courtesy Erin Walsh Instagram

A pure power player, Erin Walsh is a Los Angeles-based stylist who has worked with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, and Anne Hathaway. From picking out the dramatic and decadent Dolce & Gabbana ensembles for the Met Ball to making thigh-grazing gowns a statement on the red carpet, Walsh’s clean yet edgy signature is often easily recognizable.

Ashley Weston 

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Darren Criss in Balmain. Image: Courtesy Ashley Weston Instagram

The New York Times has called her “The Woman Who Dresses Hollywood’s Leading Men”, and once you look at her bracket of celebrity clients, you will agree. From Chadwick Boseman, Darren Criss, Harrison Ford to Chris Pratt, silver screen’s most popular men abide by her rules of style. Experimental, bold, and classics a great twist, Weston’s signature has made her one of the leading stylists of Tinseltown. 

Ilaria Urbinati

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Bradley Cooper in Tom Ford. Image: Courtesy Ilaria Urbinati Instagram

Remember those perfectly tailored suits worn by Ryan Gosling’s character in ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love‘ – an overall fashion polymath Ilaria Urbinati is to be credited for them. Another stylist of some of Hollywood’s leading men such as Dwayne Johnson, Rami Malek, Bradley Cooper, and Donald Glover actually started as a buyer and has even created capsule collections for brands such as Montblanc and Rebecca Minkoff.

Jason Bolden 

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Cynthia Erivo in Thom Brown. Image: Courtesy Jason Bolden Instagram

Jason Bolden‘s lustrous clientele includes the likes of Taraji P. Henson, Cynthia Erivo, Mindy Kaling, Ava DuVernay, Zazie Beetz, Sasha Lane, and Wiz Khalifa, to name a few. Hailed as one of the top stylists in Hollywood today by Hollywood Reporter, Bolden’s behind the scenes reality series ‘Styling Hollywood’ on Netflix has caught every fashion enthusiast’s eyes. One look at his Instagram feed and his red carpet work proves that he creates moments for the cameras. 

Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.