Instagram Feeds and Stories by the Boldest and Brightest Red-Carpet Stylists in 2021 – Bringing Back Glamour after a Pandemic
From SAG Awards to BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and the Oscars, this awards season was bustling with unparalleled complexity and courage. Many celebrity stylists who typically need to juggle multiple A-listers for pre-pandemic award shows were not as busy this time. Virtual events were relatively less demanding, as the numbers of presenters and guests have been significantly reduced. On the contrary, creatives have the opportunity to focus on each client, and be more experimental and less limited by physical-space constraints. Most red carpet looks were highly editorial, captured in artistic fashion photoshoots, and spreading high-glam vibes via Instagram. Let’s follow the star stylists who seized the awards month!
The Top 12 Stylists Celebrities Turn To For Red Carpet Glamour
Law Roach showed his creative caliber through daring and varying looks for awards season 2021. He dressed Zendaya like a modern mermaid in a bright yellow Maison Valentino gown for the Oscars, Priyanka Chopra in a Hollywood-glam sustainable Ronald Van Der Kemp gown for the BAFTAs, and Kerry Washington in a bejeweled swimwear-inspired Etro dress for the SAG Awards. He also turned Anya Taylor Joy into a modern-day princess, the same way he had previously transformed Celine Dion into an unapologetic fashion icon. Check his Instagram to find out that he did the same for Tiffany Haddish!
Kate Young hails from New York but rules in Hollywood. That gorgeous perfect-fit Chanel gown on Margot Robbie for Oscars 2021 was her idea, as it was the much-discussed boho-chic Chanel Cruise 2021 Robbie wore for her red-carpet appearance at Golden Globes. For clients like Selena Gomez, Dakota Johnson, and Sienna Miller, Kate loves to break the rules. Her Instagram feed is packed with daring fashion choices.
Elizabeth Stewart gave an editorial touch to this season’s red carpet looks, her forte after a long experience in the magazines. Ultra-chic, clad in a feather-skirt Oscar de la Renta gown, Laura Dern was sensational in her Oscars 2021 photos. Amanda Seyfried was all that Hollywood stands for in a red-tulle Giorgio Armani ball gown for the same event. And let’s scroll down her IG feed to admire her fashion-forward custom looks for Viola Davis at the Oscars, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards.
Petra Flannery got her experience through the 90s-supermodel era, so she knows a thing or two about model looks. Her Instagram is graced lately with images of Renée Zellweger in figure-flattering Giorgio Armani dresses (Oscars/BAFTAs) and of Reese Witherspoon in a red Grecian-goddess draped gown for the Oscars. She never goes wrong on the red carpet!
Nicky Yates picked a gilded, dazzling Maison Valentino gown for Carey Mulligan’s Oscars 2021, as well as a demure black Louis Vuitton gown for Phoebe Dynevor for the BAFTAs. Her latest rule-breaking red-carpet looks for Mulligan include a Prada “power suit” at the Independent Spirit Awards and a backless-apron gown-looking ensemble at the GAG Awards. Fantasy goes on via her Instagram!
Wouri Vice lives between New York and Los Angeles, glamming up his muses with unconventional choices and bright colors. Andra Day was his favorite diva of the season, dressing her in Chanel Couture for the Golden Globes, an Elie Saab bright chain-trimmed open-back gown for the BAFTAs, and a golden, skin-baring Vera Wang number for the Oscars. His Instagram also features an electric-blue Oscars Dundas World look for H.E.R.
Cristina Ehrlich, the bi-coastal champion of awards season style, dressed Tina Fey in her appearances as host at the Golden Globes 2021, featuring a tuxedo-style dress, Pomellato jewelry, an Ulyana Sergeenko gown, and a Thom Browne sequined blazer. She also gave the perfect minimalist Golden Globes look to Jane Fonda. Take a tour on her Instagram.
Karla Welch, one of the most influential stylists in the world, arranged for Sarah Paulson’s Golden Globes 2021 sculptural off-the-shoulder dress paired with a logo-sequined arm cast, all custom Prada! She also picked for host Amy Poehler a dazzling Moschino mini dress. More looks on her Instagram.
Wayman + Micah are the stylist duo behind Regina King’s crystal-adorned custom Louis Vuitton look and Colman Domingo’s shocking-pink embellished Versace suit for the Oscars. For Regina King, he worked again with Louis Vuitton on the extraordinary bejeweled silver column gown she wore for the Golden Globes. Their Insta feed is couture heaven!
Jason Bolden never shies away from sparkle or color, and the looks he picked for Cynthia Erivo were a bright proof of that. For the Golden Globes, he dressed her in a neon lime futuristic tea-length Valentino Couture dress and opera-length gloves, for the SAG Awards in Alexander McQueen corseted ball gown, and for the BAFTAs with a silver-and-gold bejeweled mini dress. Check his IG to see more high-fashion ensembles, including Givenchy, Vera Wang, and Gucci creations.
Samantha McMillen loves to play with fabrics and colors, a knack seen on most of Elle Fanning’s red carpet looks, including a custom iridescent corseted dress for the Independent Spirit Awards, a sequined Gucci pantsuit for the SAG Awards, and a Grecian-goddess Gucci gown for the Golden Globes. Thanks to her, Jodie Foster celebrated her Golden Globe in stylish Prada pajamas! A great Instagram feed to follow!
Jessica Paster is always up for a princess look, as is obvious from her Instagram handle (@highheelprncess). Her latest favorite client is Maria Bakalova, who indulged in fairytale glamour for the awards season 2021. Her Cinderella moments included a Louis Vuitton tulle ball gown for the Oscars, Dolce & Gabbana for the Independent Spirit Awards, Armani Privé for the BAFTAs, and Dior Couture for the SAG Awards.
Soon more celebrity stylists will resume work, and Instagram will flood with fashion bliss!