14 Top Stylists To Follow On Instagram Ahead Of The Oscars

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Feb 24 2016 / 22:58 PM

Consider this your sneak-peek at the Oscars red carpet

14 Top Stylists To Follow On Instagram Ahead Of The Oscars

Who: Micaela Erlanger @micaelaerlanger

Clients: Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto, Michelle Dockery, John Boyega 

Why: Responsible for Lupita Nyong'o's show-stopping (and later stolen/returned) pearl Calvin Klein look at last year's Oscars, Erlanger has helped the actress emerge as a red carpet style star. Another major client of the stylist? Jared Leto. So yes, you should definitely go follow this one stat.

Who: Erin Walsh @erinwalshnyc

Clients: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kristen Wiig

Why: Known for her bold red carpet looks — from SJP's Met Gala looks to Kerry Washington's Prada maternity crop top— Walsh styles some of the biggest red carpet risk takers in Hollywood. Her feed is filled with lots of shoes, rolling racks and A-Listers — just the kind of inspiration you'd want from a stylist.

Who: Kate Young @kystyle

Clients: Selena Gomez, Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams

Why: With an eclectic clientele that ranges from Selena Gomez to Natalie Portman, Young knows how to transform a star into a fashion It Girl. Take Selena Gomez, for example, whose style has completed transformed from Disney star to sexy, polished woman since starting to work with Young last year.

Who: Brandon Maxwell @brandonmaxwell

Client: Lady Gaga

Why: The stylist-turned-designer helped put the lady in Lady Gaga's new grown up, elegant style. Dressing Gaga for her incredible Oscars performance last year and along her jazz tour with Tony Bennett, his styling has the perfect balance of old eccentric Gaga combined with polished ladylike silhouettes. As Gaga is nominated for her first-ever Golden Globe this season, Maxwell is one to watch.

Who: Sarah Slutsky @sarahslutsky

Clients: Emma Watson

Why: Not only does Slutsky's Instagram offer a look at her own chic personal style, she also shares behind-the-scenes action with client Emma Watson. From fashion inspiration to outfit snaps of Watson's newest looks, her feed is one to inspire.

Who: Joseph Cassell @josephcassell1

Clients: Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid

Why: Cassell has been styling Taylor Swift for years now — helping to transform her look from country cutie to sexy 1989 popstar and master of crop tops. The stylist is also responsible for Gigi Hadid's red carpet style from last year's Oscars after party circuit to her sexy appearance at the MTV VMA's with Swift's Bad Blood squad.

Who: Leslie Fremar @lesliefremar

Clients: Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Connolly, Charlize Theron

Why: Julianne Moore, dominated the red carpet last season thanks to Leslie Fremar. The stylist balances a clientele of A-List actresses who always manage to look the most sophisticated on the red carpet.

Who: Ilaria Urbinati @ilariaurbinati

Clients: Lizzy Caplan, Bradley Cooper, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Nina Dobrev

Why: Last season, Urbinati gave us the red carpet magic that was Lizzy Caplan in a gorgeous black and white Donna Karan gown ('was that Janis Ian?' The entire Internet asked). Since then, the stylist has also been the force behind Shailene Woodley's Fault In Our Stars press tour and master of dressing Hollywood's most stylish gentleman from Bradley Cooper to James Marsden.

Who: Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson @jillandjordan

Clients: Jennifer Lawrence, Sofia Vergara, Kiernan Shipka, Jennifer Garner

Why: The styling duo who branched off on their own after leaving the Rachel Zoe studio now have a clientele of Sofia Vergara, J.Law and Kiernan Shipka. Most recently, Lincoln and Johnson were the force behind Vergara's gorgeous bridal look and Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games Mockinjay Part 2 press tour wardrobe.

Who: Petra Flannery @petraflannery

Clients: Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, Claire Danes, Daisy Ridley, Carey Mulligan, Gwen Stefani

Why: Topping The Hollywood Reporter's annual list of power stylists for 2015, Petra Flannery is a fashion force to be reckoned with. The stylist, who manages a clientele full of A-Listers, always goes for a surprise look on the red carpet whether it's in the form of Emma Stone's Lanvin jumpsuit or Daisy Ridley's galatic-inspired Star Wars: The Force Awakens press tour style.

Who: Cristina Ehrlick @cristinaehrlich

Clients: Brie Larson, Margot Robbie, Tina Fey, Uzo Aduba, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Cruz, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Why: Last year, Cristina Ehrlich helped Margot Robbie make her first red carpet award season a win. This season, she'll be styling another major actress stepping into the spotlight, Brie Larson, who's getting a lot of Oscar buzz for her role in Room. We're sure the stylist will make Larson a red carpet standout to watch.

Who: Elizabeth Stewart @elizabethstewart1

Clients: Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Julia Roberts, Viola Davis, January Jones, Amanda Seyfried

Why: Stewart has a roster of elegant A-List actresses from Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts to Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain. In 2014, she was THR's Top Celebrity Power Stylist and last awards season made waves by sending Julia Roberts on the Emmys red carpet in a short Elie Saab Couture dress. This season the stylist will be in full force working with Blanchett who is one of the leading actress nominees for Carol.

Who: Monica Rose @monicarosestyle

Clients: Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian

Why: Monica Rose is not only the powerhouse behind pretty much the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan, she's also the one you can thank for Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner's always on-point model off-duty street style. Follow along to see who the well dressed A-Listers are wearing and for the stylist's own two young kids who are already lightyears more stylish than you.

Who: Karla Welch & Kemal Harris @kemalandkarla

Clients: Robin Wright, Justin Bieber, Felicity Jones, Hailee Steinfeld, Amy Poehler, Olivia Wilde

Why: The power stylist duo is behind an array of headline-making looks, from Justin Bieber's new style makeover to Robin Wright's red carpet stealing Ralph Lauren pantsuit at the Emmys. Welch and Harris have a joint Instagram of their best professional moments — from celebrity styling sessions to red carpet wins. 

Who: Law Roach @luxurylaw

Clients: Zendaya, Ruby Rose, Ariana Grande, Willow Shields

Why: The fashion force behind Zendaya's daring red carpet looks and Ruby Rose's cool girl style, Roach's Instagram feed of red carpet looks, inspiration and behind-the-scenes action is not to be missed.

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