The popularity of Fashion Stylists as a profession has been ever-evolving since it started. Coming from a long history in 1772, Roe Bertin being the first-ever fashion stylist in the decade helped style Queen Marie Antoinette, Fashion stylists have come a long way to the point where everybody sorts of needs one.
While you might wonder who are the people responsible for extravagant magazine shoots, trendsetting celebrity looks, yes Fashion Stylists are the artists behind.
Although there are different types of Fashion Stylists in the Industry, I’m going to cover the top fashion stylists from New York who might inspire you to become a fashion stylist.
|Zanna Roberts Rassi||@zannarassi|
Kate Young is one of the well-known celebrity fashion stylists we know. She’s styled celebrities like Margot Robbie, Dakota Johnson, Selena Gomez, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Sienna Miller, Nina Dobrev, and Sophie Turner to name a few. She’s also collaborated with Armani Exchange, Tod’s, Halston, and Ann Taylor and styled campaigns for Dior, Joie, Guerlain, Carolina Herrera, Theory, CoverGirl, and has been a Fashion Editor in at Large for Interview.
Grace Coddington has been the Creative Director of Vogue for 30 years. Being one of the top models in the 1960’s, she became British Vogue editor in 1969, Design Director at Calvin Klien in 1987, and finally joined the American Vogue in 1988. She’s one of the most inspiring women we have today!
Elizabeth Sulcer is a New York-based fashion stylist who is the epitome of the bold vision of glamour and luxury with a mix of feminine looks, she’s styled celebrities include Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Kaia Gerber, Stella Maxwell, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Sanders, and Josephine Skriver. Sulcer has done a few legendary red carpet moments, lasting campaigns, and iconic covers that continue to set today’s trends are a huge inspiration to young women.
The Fashion Director of Vogue Australia, Christine Centenera, she’s the collection stylist, campaign stylist and creative consultant to Virgil Abloh on Louis Vuitton Menswear. She’s also collaborated with International Brands like Tiffany & Co., Yeezy, Farfetch, Style.com, L’Oreal and she is the co-founder and creative director of Wardrobe NYC.
Shiona Turini is a wardrobe consultant, designer, and stylist Shiona now works with various brands, personalities, and publishers alike to create dynamic content for the media landscape, and in film, television, and music on generational defining creative. Currently, her clients are in all aspects of the industry like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and travel, including Christian Dior, Elle, HBO, Oscar de la Renta, Nike, Stuart Weitzman, and the New York Times.
6.Zanna Roberts Rassi
Zanna Roberts is a New York-based fashion stylist and journalist. Recently she’s worked with She is currently the Fashion-Editor-at-Large for Marie Claire, E! News fashion correspondent, NBC Today Show fashion contributor, and Target Stylist.
Patti Wilson Fashion stylist/ Editor is one of the influential fashion stylist/editors and has collaborated with the most influential photographers of the decade, Steven Meisel, the late Peter Lindbergh, Steven Klein, Craig McDean, Mert + Marcus, Ryan McGinley, and David LaChapell to name a few. She also became the Senior Contributing Fashion Editor at Dazed Magazine in 2021.
Gabriella Karefa is the Fashion Director at Garage Magazine. Starting her career as interning for Teen Vogue, she’s worked with Vogue magazine for 4 years followed by Vice Media where she specialized in Fashion writing, later started with becoming the Style director to being Fashion Director at Garage Magazine.
A US-based fashion stylist who got his initial hit right after he did his internship and got a job at Elle. Apart from working with different brands, Kyle also runs a fashion blog, and his Instagram named Instagram Kyle Editor where he shares his personal style with his audience.
Carlos Nazario is the contributing editor in American Vogue while he was was named global fashion director of i-D last year and is a prominent stylist there. He’s one of the most progressive stylists who’s a huge inspiration to the youth. Initially, Carlos started his career as being a stylist Joe McKenna assistant for 5 years.
Alex White started her career as Fashion Editor at Harpers & Queen in London are wrote inspiring fashion stories in collaboration with Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, and David Sims, etc. Making her way through different magazines writing stories for trends and new ideas for fashion are also found in editorial stories and films for Vogue US, Vogue Paris, Vogue China, and Vogue Italia, etc.
Born in Canada, Leslie Fremar started her career as a fashion assistant and paved her way to being an associate fashion editor followed by the Director of VIP Relations at Prada. She’s also styled Jennifer Connelly, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, and Reese Witherspoon, being celebrity stylists for them.
Mobolaji Olujimi Dawodu is an American Nigerian fashion stylist who styles fashion editor and fashion director at GQStyle, he’s also been a celebrity stylist where he worked with Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, and Mahershala Ali. While designing the visual language for Cosmopolitian, he’s also been the costume designer for Katwe in 2016.
Michelle Li is a fashion stylist, writer, and art director who has worked for Teen Vogue as a fashion and beauty editor. Moreover, fashion market editor at Refinery29, she’s conducted many brands campaigns and shoots at work. She also works with the branded team on creative direction and managed the freelance stylists.
Melanie Ward was a trendsetting style influencer when she started the Grunge Movement” along with photographers David Sims and Corinne Day that are still known to be Industry shifting and revolutionary steps in the fashion industry. She is now the senior fashion editor in Harper’s Bazaar.
Ana Tess is a Fashion stylist, model, and writer. Starting her career as a fashion model, she later gave in to a second fashion career at Tatler magazine by Conde Nast and there was no going back. Her style is pretty feminine, with a bit vintage but still young and experimental which inspires a lot of young fashion enthusiasts.
Jonze Jones is a New York-based Fashion Stylist and model who has a keen knowledge of fashion design, merchandising, and the arts. Currently, Jonze Jones is a free fashion stylist who styles and dresses models, showroom pulling, handling a team of makeup and hairstylists.
A New York-based fashion stylist, Solange Franklin is also an editor and brand consultant. Some of her top-tier clients include Stuart Weitzman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Solange Knowles, and Susan Sarandon. In addition, she also works on magazines covers of ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as editorials for New York Magazine, W, and Vogue Mexico.
Joanna Hillman is a New York-based fashion editor/ stylist, currently being the Style Director at Harper’s Bazaar, a position she’s held since 2009. She has worked with influential photographers like Nathaniel Goldberg, Alexi Lubomirski, Daniel Riera, and Sebastian Faena and styled celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc.
Rachael Wang is a Chinese American New York fashion stylist Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Farfetch, Levi’s, Nike, Saks, Shiseido, and Stella McCartney. In addition, she’s also been a part of fashion editorials like Document Journal, Telegraph, Office, Porter, and international editions of Numero and Vogue.
Jorden Bickham is a New York fashion stylist who is currently a contributing editor at American Vogue. As the fashion director of Vogue.com, she’s been one of the influential voices and done some amazing campaigns with seminal beauty and digital fashion campaigns for MICHAEL KORS, ESTÉE LAUDER, and LANE BRYANT.
Kyle Luu is a fashion stylist, consultant, and wardrobe stylist and has worked constantly with celebrities like celebrities such as Travis Scott, Adrian Grenier, Peter Sarsgaard to name a few, and top industry fashion models like Sean O’Pry, Simon Nessman, Helena Christensen, and many more.
Karen Kaiser is a Europe and New York-based fashion stylist who’s worked with top photographers such as Craig McDean, Paolo Roversi, Inez & Vinoodh, Annemarieke van Drimmelen, Lachlan Bailey, Daniel Jackson which is featured in magazines like American Vogue, WSJ Magazine, Dior Magazine, T Magazine, Dazed, and Fat Magazine, etc.
Being the former fashion director at DAZED Magazine, after graduating from Central Saint Martin’s in 2009 when she started her career with assisting super-stylish, Karen Langley. She has collaborated with brands like Gucci, Calvin Klein Fragrances, Adidas, and Balmain while her work was published in Vogue, Teen Vogue, etc.
One of the trending fashion stylists, she’s also been a freelance beauty stylist where she keeps creating content around art. While she has a very vintage fashion aesthetic where she gets inspired by, her projects seem to be a coming-of-age fashion.
Matthew Marden is the former Fashion Director of beloved Details magazine and currently working as Fashion Director of beloved Details magazine and the style director of Esquire magazine. He’s one of the fashion enthusiasts.
Sandy Armeni is the New Fashion Director of Harper’s Bazaar. She assisted Patricia Field who first discovered her. Later she worked under Patricia Field styling clients such as Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Ashley Greene, Kim Cattrall, and Missy Elliott.