The fashion names you need to know (but probably have never heard of until now)...
When it comes to the red carpet, it doesn’t get better than Cannes Film Festival. Okay, so you’ve got your Met Gala, which falls in the ‘avant-garde-get-up-or-go-home’ club. The Oscars...Which is, more often than not, an ode to Old Hollywood. Cannes, however, channels European glamour in the best possible way; with A-listers drenched in diamonds and exceptionally chic designer gowns from Chanel to Prada. It also kicks off in mid-May. Summer film festival = lots of primary colours getting a look in (remember Bella Hadid’s slinky satin red number last year?).
But these ladies did not wake up looking like that. Thank god. Yes, those perfectly polished looks you see in the magazine have taken hours of prep before the paps can get snap happy. And the #1 person any true fashionista would have on speed dial during the event? Her stylist.
So, with the 70th Cannes Film Festival less than a week away, Grazia’s got the low-down on the mega stylists to follow on Instagram, who have dressed everyone from Kristen Stewart to Sienna Miller for the week-long affair on the French Riviera...
Who? Kate Young
Insta-following? @kateyoung / 170k
A-list clients? Dakota Johnson, Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman
Star Cannes moment? Sienna Miller in 2016, wearing a Valentino Haute Couture silk-scarf style gown with a kite motif.
Who? Elizabeth Sulcer
Insta-following? @elizabethsulcer / 169k
A-list clients? Bella Hadid, Adriana Lima and Stella Maxwell
Star Cannes moment? Bella Hadid in 2016, wearing that now-iconic red satin dress with a thigh-split, by Alexandre Vauthier.
Who? Elizabeth Stewart
Insta-following? @elizabethstewart1 / 58k
A-list clients? Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, Jessica Chastain, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Amanda Seyfried, Gal Gadot, Zoey Deutch, Annabelle Wallis
Star Cannes moment? Jessica Chastain in 2012, wearing a white beaded dress by Giorgio Armani.
Who? Tara Swennen
Insta-following? @taraswennen / 43k
A-list clients? Kristen Stewart, Chloe Bennet, Lucy Hale, and Caitriona Balfe
Star Cannes moment? Kristen Stewart in 2012, wearing a striking scarlet Reem Acra gown.
Nina and Clare Hallworth
Insta-following? @nina.clare / 7k
A-list clients? Kirsten Dunst, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon
Star Cannes moment? Kirsten Dunst in 2016, wearing a chic 1950s style Dior Couture dress.
Who? Leslie Fremar
Insta-following? @lesliefremar / 45k
A-list clients? Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Connelly, Nicole Peltz, Scarlett Johansson
Star Cannes moment? Julianne Moore in 2015, wearing a dark silver and black beaded gown by Armani Privé with a feathered bodice.
Who? Karla Welch
Insta-following? @karlawelchstylist / 82k
A-list clients? Sarah Paulson, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan and Ruth Negga
Star Cannes moment? Ruth Negga in 2016, wearing a sheer and demure black Marc Jacobs number.