Charlize Theron’s stylist named most influential tastemaker in Hollywood
Published 14/03/2013 | 13:32
eslie Fremar, who is also responsible for the red carpet style of Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson topped a list by the Hollywood Reporter.
Behind every seemingly effortless red carpet moment, lies a team of unseen preeners, from make-up artists and hair stylists to posture coaches (we're not kidding) and perhaps most importantly, wardrobe stylist.
For three years now, The Hollywood Reporter , the American weekly entertainment magazine, has been putting the spotlight on Tinseltown's taste-makers with its annual Stylists Issue. In the latest issue, Jennifer Lopez, Zoe Saldana, Taylor Swift and Julianne Moore can be seen posing alongside the person they trust the most to ensure they look nothing short of fabulous in the spotlight, across four covers.
In THR's view, New York-based Leslie Fremar is. Topping the publication's 25 Most Powerful Stylists List, Fremar is described as having a 'near-flawless red-carpet track record' and a 'fiercely loyal A-list clientele and long-term working relationships with some of the fashion industry's most sought-after designers' (Raf Simons of Dior gets a firm name-check). She travels twice a month Los Angeles for her clients, who include Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Connelly.
"I stick to my instincts, and if something gets me really excited when I see it initially, I know it's going to be a home run," explains Fremar in the interview.
Hot on Fremar's heels at number two is Petra Flannery, who somehow juggles not making her starlets Emma Stone, Mila Kunis and Zoe Saldana look like clones; ranked in third position is stylist-turned-designer Rachel Zoe, she of the fondness for huge sunglasses and dressing Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Hudson.
The Hollywood Reporter's top 25 stylists:
1. Leslie Fremar
Clients: Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly.
2. Petra Flannery
Clients: Zoe Saldana, Claire Danes, Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Megan Fox.
3. Rachel Zoe
Clients: Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson.
4. Kate Young
Clients: Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman.
5. Elizabeth Stewart
Clients: Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried, Cate Blanchett, Freida Pinto.
6. Kemal Harris & Karla Welch
Clients: Amy Poehler, Justin Bieber, Pink, Olivia Wilde, Hailee Steinfeld.
7. Cristina Ehrlich
Clients: Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams, Allison Williams, Jessica Pare, Tina Fey, Kyra Sedgwick, Ashley Greene.
8. Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn
Clients: Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Sofia Vergara, Kim Kardashian, Lily Collins, Rachel McAdams, Shakira, Ciara.
9. Erin Walsh
Clients: Kerry Washington, Kristen Wiig.
10. Jeanann Williams
Clients: Naomi Watts, Emily Mortimer.
11. Ryan Hastings
Clients: Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson
12. Samantha McMillen
Clients: The Fannings, Jodie Foster, Johnny Depp, Evan Rachel Wood, Dianna Agron, Diane Lane, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds, Ashton Kutcher, Colin Firth.
13. Joseph Cassell
Client: Taylor Swift
14. Jen Rade
Clients: Angelina Jolie, Jenna Fischer, Jennifer Morrison, Maya Rudolf.
15. Jessica Paster
Clients: Emily Blunt, Miranda Kerr, Abbie Cornish, Jordana Brewster, Felicity Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Andrea Riseborough.
16. L'Wren Scott
Client: Nicole Kidman.
17. Penny Lovell
Clients: Rose Byrne, Bella Heathcote, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
18. Camilla Pole
Client: Keira Knightley.
19. Jeanne Yang
Clients: Katie Holmes, Milla Jovovich, Andrew Garfield, Bryan Cranston, Christian Bale, Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire.
20. laria Urbinati
Clients: Bradley Cooper, Jason Clarke, Nina Dobrev, Armie Hammer, Krysten Ritter, Chris Evans, Ian Somerhalder, Joel Edgerton
21. Johnny Wujek
Clients: Katy Perry, Kate Mara, Amber Heard.
22. Brad Goreski
Clients: Stacy Keibler, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Jessica Alba, Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rashida Jones.
23. Cher Coulter
Clients: Kate Bosworth, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller, Orlando Bloom
24. Tara Swennen
Clients: Kristen Stewart, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, Kaley Cuoco.
25. Lee Harris
Clients: Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, Jane Krakowski