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The Hollywood Reporter has just compiled their first-ever list of the 25 most powerful celebrity stylists.
The list featured June Ambrose listed as #23 and the only black stylist on the list.
On the cover of the Magazine is none other than Rachel Zoe, who singlehandedly catapulted this once-mysterious occupation into a status job by drawing just as much attention as the stars she dresses.
The magazine’s inaugural list was based on how conspicuous the stylists and their clients have been throughout the year.
“The role of the stylist is important because actresses use dresses to get new parts, change their image and get back at their ex-boyfriends,” says Merle Ginsberg, senior writer for the Hollywood Reporter magazine. “It’s a message to the world.”
1. Rachel Zoe
An A-list client roster, the Bravo reality show, multiple designing and fashion consulting deals and a best-selling book make Zoe the most powerful stylist in Hollywood.
2. Kate Young
3. Petra Flannery
4. Jen Rade
5. Anna Bingemann
6. Cristina Ehrlich
7. Deborah Waknin
Halle Berry trusts Waknin, who has also done costume design for television, to pull together the most glamorous, sexy red-carpet styles, including her embellished Marchesa gown with Neil Lane jewels at this year’s Oscars. Sandra Bullock also attributes her memorable looks from last year’s Blind Side Oscar campaign to the veteran stylist.
8. Elizabeth Stewart
9. Leslie Fremar
Fremar works with some of the fashion crowd’s favorites including Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore (winning looks: Tom Ford at the BAFTAs and Lanvin at the Globes) and Charlize Theron. She got her start in the business as an assistant at Vogue and then as the celebrity dresser for Prada — she’s even rumored to be the inspiration for the catty co-assistant character Emily (Emily Blunt) in The Devil Wears Prada.
10. Jeanne Yang
11. Leith Clark
The young London-based stylist has two of fashion’s It girls, Michelle Williams and Keira Knightley (in addition to styling her for the red carpet, Clark also did Knightley’s most recent ad for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance).
12. Estee Stanley
13. L’Wren Scott
14. Jessica Paster
15. Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn
The styling duo works with Jennifer Lopez, Rachel McAdams, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and Rihanna — enough said.
16. Maryam Malakpour
17. Tanya Gill
Gill glams up Hilary Swank (winning look: Gucci Premiere at the Oscars) and Jane Fonda. She also dressed Kate Winslet for several awards seasons.
18. Tiina Laakonen
Laakonen’s top client, Carey Mulligan, is the new fashion girl that every major designer wants to dress.
19. George Kotsiopoulos
20. Nicole Chavez
21. Annabel Tollman
22. Brad Goreski
23. June Ambrose
24. Samantha McMillen
25. Simone Harouche
Nicole Richie hired Harouche after splitting from Zoe. The stylist also dresses Christina Aguilera and Miley Cyrus.