Meet Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists!

Taylor Swift and her stylist Joseph Cassell on the cover of ’The Hollywood Reporter.’
Photo: Courtesy of ’The Hollywood Reporter’

If there’s one thing we’ve learned here at MTV Style, it’s that for every celebrity or musician we peep on the red carpet, there’s an insanely talented stylist behind them. And you know what? The job ain’t easy! They have the pressure of creating iconic looks time and time again, which can make (or break!) a person’s entire career. It’s time to finally get to know the names behind the oh-so-famous faces, so The Hollywood Reporter put together a list of the top 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood. And, yay, some of our old faves (Johnny Wujek! Brad Goreski! Rachel Zoe!) managed to make the cut!

But, old friends aside, there are definitely some need-to-know names on the list—one of them being Joseph Cassell (the dude responsible for all of Taylor Swift’s super chic looks). Taylor dished on Joseph saying, “There are times that he will have just steamed a dress and put me in it, and he’ll crank the seat all the way back in the car and make me lie down all the way to the event so it doesn’t wrinkle before I get to the red carpet.” Awwww! Now THAT’S dedication. Another one you’ll want to add to your mental roster is Tara Swennen who styles Kristen Stewart. She said, “My curveball this year was at the Oscars when I found out Kristen needed to use crutches! I spent the morning of the awards show searching for appropriate flats for her injured foot.” But, this is just the beginning! Be sure to peep the full list of stylists below to see who dresses some of your favorite celebs.

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, Faith Hill

3. Rachel Zoe
Clients: Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes

4. Kate Young
Clients: Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman

5. Elizabeth Stewart
Clients: Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried, Cate Blanchett, Freida Pinto, Ginnifer Goodwin, Cody Horn, Salma Hayek, Julia Roberts

6. Kemal Harris & Karla Welch
Clients: Amy Poehler, Justin Bieber, Pink, Olivia Wilde, Hailee Steinfeld, Zooey Deschanel, Anna Paquin, Elisabeth Moss, Imogen Poots

7. Cristina Ehrlich
Clients: Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams, Allison Williams, Jessica Pare, Tina Fey, Kyra Sedgwick, Ashley Greene

8. Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haen
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: Elle & Dakota Fanning, Jodie Foster, Johnny Depp, Evan Rachel Wood, Dianna Agron, Diane Lane, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds, Ashton Kutcher, Colin Firth

13. Joseph Cassell
Clients: Taylor Swift

14. Jen Rade
Clients: Angelina Jolie, Jenna Fischer, Jennifer Morrison, Maya Rudolph

15. Jessica Paster
Clients: Emily Blunt, Miranda Kerr, Abbie Cornish, Jordana Brewster, Felicity Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Andrea Riseborough

16. L’Wren Scott
Clients: Nicole Kidman

17. Penny Lovell
Clients: Rose Byrne, Bella Heathcote, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

18. Camilla Pole
Clients: Keira Knightley

19. Jeanne Yang
Clients: Katie Holmes, Milla Jovovich, Andrew Garfield, Bryan Cranston, Christian Bale, Robert Downey

20. Ilaria 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: Stacey 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

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