Kate Young Named Hollywood's Most Powerful Stylist for the Third Time

This year's list was inevitably focused around the #TimesUp and #WhyWeWearBlack movements.
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Kate Young. Photo:  Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Kate Young. Photo:  Jason Merritt/Getty Images

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter released its eighth annual list of Hollywood's 25 most powerful stylists, a ranking of red carpet work that begins at the Cannes Film Festival and ends with the Oscars. It's not surprising, then, that stylist Kate Young takes the top spot for the third time, thanks to a roster of clients that includes Margot Robbie, Sienna Miller, Selena Gomez and Dakota JohnsonYoung first topped the list in 2012 with her longtime clients Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman, and followed it up in 2016.

This year, Young earned her number one placement not just through her fantastic work — hello, Margot Robbie's perfect "I, Tonya" press run — but also for making her clients so stylish that the industry's biggest brands want to work with them. There's Williams's ads for Louis Vuitton, Portman's affiliation with Dior, Gomez's blockbuster collaboration with Coach and Johnson's association with Gucci; on top of that, Robbie was just named a Chanel ambassador, making the relationship official with her stunning white Oscars gown.

Margot Robbie in Chanel at the 2018 Academy Awards. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Margot Robbie in Chanel at the 2018 Academy Awards. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Of course, in 2018, it's impossible to talk about celebrity dressing without discussing the #TimesUp movement which lead to an all-black Golden Globes and BAFTA dress code, as well as an all-white red carpet at the Grammys. The best stylists — many of whom made THR's list — worked extra hard this awards season to make their clients look their best, as well as appropriate for the somber moment.

Take a look at the full list below, and head over to The Hollywood Reporter for more information on each stylist.

1. Kate Young
2. Elizabeth Saltzman
3. Samantha McMillen
4. Elizabeth Stewart
5. Julia von Boehm
6. Ilaria Urbinati
7. Micaela Erlanger
8. Karla Welch
9. Christina Ehrlich
10. Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson
11. Petra Flannery
12. Law Roach
13. Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn
14. Jason Bolden
15. Wendi Ferreira and Nicole Ferreira
16. Leslie Fremar
17. Tara Swennen
18. Erin Walsh
19. Nicky Yates
20. Thomas Carter Phillips
21. Jen Rade
22. Jason Rembert
23. Annabelle Harron
24. Penny Lovell
25. Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald 

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