Oscar de la Renta, Allison Williams, and her stylist Christina Ehrlich collaborated with WWD on a piece about Williams’s Emmys prep. The article offers up a revealing look at all that goes into mapping out Allison Williams’s “image”–from her Met debut to her designer choices. It’s pretty fascinating and very calculated.
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The Oscars are coming to a red carpet near you this Sunday, and it’s easy for your ego and self-esteem to take a beating while you’re watching. Thoughts like, “She’s HOW old?” and “Wow, her ass looks great in that” may pop into your mind while watching the slinky, strapless fish tail gowns and their flawless inhabitants go by. Well, if this makes you feel any better, those stars–even the ones who are slim and trim–get a LOT of help to look that sleek and svelte, in the form of high tech undergarments.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to several Hollywood stylists who style the likes of Penelope Cruz, Dakota Fanning, and Emily Blunt. And they spilled a lot of their cinching secrets. While a lot of designers (like Elie Saab, Rouland Mouret, and Valentino)
build things like corsetry, bust padding, and mesh netting into their gowns, stylists have an entire arsenal of undergarments at their disposal.
Because we think everyone, and not only Hollywood starlets, should have the right to look svelte and lump-free under their couture gowns, we pulled out all the products recommended by the stylists–Cristina Ehrlich, George Kotsiopoulos, Jessica Paster, and Cameron SIlver–and figured out where you can buy them.
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We’ve become huge fans of the Hollywood Reporter over the last few months, mostly due to Janice Min’s excellent makeover of the trade publication. Staffer Merle Ginsberg navigates the LA fashion scene with an entertaining mix of gossip, insider news, and general knowledge that is not only rare for the West Coast, but rare for fashion writing in general.
So we were thrilled to see Ginsberg’s list of the 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood covering this week’s issue. Rachel Zoe obviously ranks number one, with names like Nicole Chavez, Annabel Tollman, Brad Goreski, Leslie Fremar, and Kate Young rounding it out. See the full list below, and read the Zoe cover story here.
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