They say behind every good looking celebrity, there is a talented, hardworking stylist! Well, they aren’t wrong you know! If you think our Bollywood beauts and dapper men wake up looking ready to paint the town red, you couldn’t be any more wrong. It takes a village to build up a look worth slaying and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that our celebrity stylists would act as its Mayor. They are the guardian angels which our tinsel town celebs rely on for a drool-worthy look.
With so many awards, promotions and events that went by this year, we saw some seriously good looks sported by our celebrities courtesy their impeccably talented stylists.
So, with this year coming to an end, let’s acknowledge the masterminds who put in their hard work to deliver an outcome of one STUNNING look!
It won’t be wrong to say that Tanya is Bollywood’s true-blue stylist as she styles an army of A-listed celebrities. An interesting thing about Ghavri’s styling is that she lets a celebrity be in their comfort zone but adds a punch of sass to their look.
Although, that doesn’t mean she shies away from experimenting with her muses. See for yourself!
When in doubt, celebs like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Katrina Kaif, Rakul Preet, Shraddha Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Karisma Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Kriti Sanon amongst many seek this style god from time to time!
Mohit knows how to play with his client’s strength and construct a look worth turning head to.
He gauges ‘what’s in’ and uses it to his advantage. Blings, shimmers, boho, neon...he presents us with a palette of good looks.
Looking at all the sartorial goodness around us, one thing is for sure - adding sass to a plain look and exploring new designers is Mohit's forte.
Janhvi Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Sonakshi Sinha, Bhumi Pednekar, Kareena Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Disha Patani are few of his muses amongst many others.
A classic thing about Ami’s styling is that she tries to create a look based on a theme and plays with the concept furthermore.
She perfectly strikes a balance between modern and classic and includes a touch of trendy elements to the look.
B-town beauts like Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Kangana Ranaut, along with newbies like Ananya Panday, Tara Sutaria, Athiya Shetty are her clients.
Not to forget Isha Ambani Piramal also turns to this style architect for some divine looks.
Quirky, sassy and ever-evolving is Shaleena’s style mantra and she sure puts it to use it while creating a look. This style creator has always brought out the best out of Deepika Padukone.
Experimenting with her muse without letting them slip out of their comfort zone has been one of her strong key points in styling. She uses flamboyant outfits, bold prints and vibrant colours and the result is one stunning muse!
Along with DP, Nathani has styled divas like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Shah Rukh Khan, Bhumi Pednekar, Kiara Advani, to name a few.
Shaleena has a knack for fashion herself and her personal style is something to watch out for.
Ever wondered how Karan Johar manages to grab attention with his sartorial game? We may have to thank stylist Nikita Jaisinghani for it!
Nikita opts for an unusual route with her styling that includes unconventional prints, vibrant hues and a whole lot of textures and elements. Her styling is many things but vanilla isn’t one of them. Although she plays with a lot of big brands, but, it is her styling that makes a difference.
Apart from KJo, Jaisinghani is a prominent stylist to actors like Arjun Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra. Actors like Tiger Shroff, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Ranveer Singh have also turned to the style maven to look so fine!
Bold, fearless, experimental and path-breaking, these words are apt to define Nitasha’s styling core. She has never been afraid to push boundaries and create an out of the box look. (Given her muse is Ranveer Singh!)
She understands and embraces Ranveer’s crazy quirky side, and enhances it furthermore with her out-of-the-box styling. Who would’ve thought that we would actually get to see Ranveer pull off a super plungy, billowy sleeved Sabyasachi, an alphabet printed Versace co-ords or a gold brocade animal printed suit?
Safe to say, Gaurav’s staple style is definitely not quintessential!
ALLIA AL RUFAI
Blending sophistication with chicness is one of Alia’s strength which she uses it to her advantage while styling a celebrity.
Wonder what makes us say that? Think of Anushka Sharma’s low back Celia Kritharioti number which was equal parts elegant and sultry! A clean, fuss-free and refined looks can work its wonder and our style curator is very well aware of this fact.
Apart from Anushka’s, she is the mastermind behind the looks of Nargis Fakri, Yami Gautam, Katrina Kaif, Saniya Malhotra and Alia Bhatt, among many others.
Lakshmi understands the personality of the celebrity she is working with and creates as well as alters the look according to his/ her vibe. Simply put- she lets her client be in his comfort zone yet tweak up the look to get desirable results.
One of Lakshmi’s style traits is that she understands the occasion and plays dress up with her starlet according to the event. She keeps up with the trends and tries to inculcate them in the looks.
Style architect to one of Asia’s sexy men- Hrithik Roshan, Lehr never disappoints with her curation!
Along with Roshan, Lakshmi has bagged big names like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Pooja Hegde, Anushka Sharma, Sara Ali Khan and Tara Sutaria in her kitty.
Sukriti’s taste in styling is quite edgy and Kriti Sanon’s sharp and crisp looks vouch for this very fact. She understands the physique of her celebrity clients and picks the best of the lot that matches the actor’s personality.
Her style is certainly experimenting and evolving as we see Sanon perfectly nailing each outfit that she steps into.
Apart from Kriti, Grover is a stylist to actresses like Tamannaah Bhatia, Nupur Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and many others.
We all love the extravagant looks that Sonam Kapoor Ahuja pulls of so effortlessly. Well, the credit goes to her stylist sister and fashion encyclopedia, Rhea Kapoor.
This one is surely a trendsetter when it comes to creating looks. Rhea has never shied away from experimenting with new and big labels, bold looks and extravagant couture.
This style magician pulls out looks under her sleeves and stumps us all with her stunning curation.
Apart from sister Sonam, Rhea styles big gun of the fashion industry- Kareena Kapoor Khan.
WHO WORE WHAT WHEN
Co-founded by Shounak Amonkar and Pranay Jaitly, Who Wore What When is quite an emerging name in the fashion industry but is all over the news for all the right reasons. They opt for modish, edgy and urbane styling with a touch of elegance and sophistication.
They understand what’s trending and use it to their advantage while creating a look.
This duo opts for flamboyant outfits along with bold colours and the results are unconventional and quite out of the box. Who can forget Radhika Apte in that hypnotic Iris Van Herpen creation!
When in dire need, actors like Kalki Koechlin, Mrunal Thakur, Vidya Balan, Radhika Apte, Radhika Madan, Richa Chadha, Chitrangda, Vaani Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao among many others turn to these geniuses.
Stylist to nation’s heartthrob- Vicky Kaushal, Amandeep follows an androgynous mantra while styling her clients.
Popping colours, sharp outfits and inclusion of varied silhouettes is her signature style which she pulls-off on her muses, effortlessly. She puts together a few creative pieces and the result- one sexy Vicky!
Joining Kaushal, Kaur’s celebrity list consists of names like Sunny Kaushal, Abhimanyu Dassani, Angira Dhar and Radhika Madan.
Thanks to Isha, we get to witness the most stylish version of Ayushmann Khurrana. Blending his classy personal style with her creative genius, this style creator brings out the best in him, with each passing look.
Unconventional outfits, tailored and textured suits, spunky holographic pants and bold overcoats…her style palette consists of this all and so much more!
Dapper men like Sushant Singh Rajput, Ajay Devgn Rajkummar Rao and Vineet Kumar have turned to seek her styling services quite often.
SOME HONORARY MENTIONS
Apart from these style architects, here’s a quick shoutout to these celebrity stylists who are contributing to the fashion industry with one look at a time.
THE VAINGLORIOUS- PRIYANKA AND KAZIM
We wait to see what new they bring to us in 2020