Grace Coddington, creative director of US Vogue, Getty Images.
The 10 stylists you need to know now
They’re the image-makers responsible for the beautiful, chic and even shocking pictures you see in magazines or on billboards. We run down ten stylists to know now for this week’s Hit List.
10. LEAF GREENER
Stylist and former fashion ed of ELLE, China Leaf Greener, is known for her OTT fashion week style – mixing major designer looks and the craziest accessories has earned Leaf a place on many best-dressed lists around the world. But her equally playful, eye-popping work also garners much praise, too.
9. VALENTINE FILLIOL-CORDIER
Combining the best of Paris and London styles, Valentine, who has styled for Lula, Purple and Dazed & Confused, epitomises the carefree, casual chic loved by the likes of Alexa Chung. Plus, she’s a favourite of photographers like Juergen Teller and cut her teeth as a successful catwalk model before switching to styling.
8. STEVIE DANCE
As an Australian in NYC, Stevie Dance brings a little antipodean charm to the Big Apple, working as a stylist at Pop and i-D. She got her start at Aussie indie mags Oyster and Russh, where her girly aesthetic won her many fans. She’s also a street style regular, often in spectacular laidback looks.
7. JULIA SARR-JAMOIS
Senior fashion editor of i-D and stalwart of street style blogs, Julia Sarr-Jamois is the style hero of the Instagram age. Her graphic, creative work, combined with her own impeccable dress sense and that iconic hairdo has established her as one of the coolest editors around right now.
6. MEL OTTENBERG
The stylist’s stylist, Mel Ottenberg has worked for all sorts of hip publications, such as 032c and Purple, but it’s his status as Rihanna’s personal wardrobe master that makes him a real international tastemaker.
5. CARLYNE CERF DE DUDZEELE
She’s the grand dame of mash-up fashion, mixing Adidas with Chanel and filling her Instagram with all her model friends. But Carlyne’s first claim to fame was styling Anna Wintour’s first cover for Vogue in 1988, which surely cements her status as a fashion legend.
4. LEITH CLARK
Founder of girly staple Lula, Canadian stylist Leith Clark knows what makes a decent dress. Her feminine, playful sense of style has been a major influence on celebs and in stores and her new magazine, Violet, is a must-read for those who appreciate a little whimsical witchery.
3. EDWARD ENNINFUL
He’s the enigmatic fashion director of W Magazine, where he styles top celebs and models in the finest of the season’s fashion, but Edward started off at i-D, where he was the youngest ever fashion director at 18 and where his edgy take on London street fashion made the mag into a counter-culture classic.
2. GRACE CODDINGTON
The flame-haired creative director of US Vogue became a household name after her star turn in the 2009 documentary The September Issue. Coddington even published a memoir of her time in the fashion industry, including over 40 years at two Vogues, sealing her position as a true fashion legend.
1. KATIE GRAND
The linchpin of British fashion since the 1990s, Katie Grand divides her time between running Love and styling and consulting for the biggest houses around, like Marc Jacobs and Sonia Rykiel. Her stylish fingerprint is all over fashion around the world, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.