So This Is How The A-List Really Get Ready For The Red Carpet…

Caroline Leaper

How much effort does an A-lister really have to put in to achieve that perfect red carpet picture? Turns out, a lot, as these celebrity stylists and their famous clients confirm... 

The Underwear Struggles Are Real…
Holy tit tape. Kim Kardashian posted this slightly incredible throwback photo last night, showing just how much, ahem, support is needed to hold those assets into place. ‘Today on my app see the red carpet cleavage tape trick I've been doing for years!’ she confirms. When a red carpet gown is slashed left right and centre, it seems there’s no multi-way solution bra out there that will hold all the right bits in all the right places.


A Stylist Will Present Dozens Of Options
‘No one's going to be barefoot this season.... SHOE games are on,’ Brie Larson’s stylist Cristina Ehrlich, Instagrammed ahead of the Golden Globes. And she’s right. Because the first rule of celebrity styling is to always present a back up look. Or 20.


Kate Young, who has been styling Dakota Johnson through this latest marathon of red carpet events, attests to this, filling her whole hotel room with options.


And look how many very similar blue clutch bags Claire Danes had to choose from before the SAG Awards last month. Her stylist Petra Flannery certainly sweats the small stuff.


There’s Always A Fight For The Best Gowns... 
And at the end of awards season, there’s something of a frock famine when designers run out of new options to present to the stars. Because you could never be caught in the same dress as someone else, could you?

People Get Sewn In To Their Frocks
Those naked dresses don’t hold themselves up, you know? Zippers can be tenuous, and buttons are a (bursting great) flight risk, so the only way to give your star the closest fitting, smoothest look possible is to actually sew her into the dress. We love this totally honest post from Stylist Elizabeth Stewart, ‘The real #BTS SAG 2016. Sometimes our seamstress Natasha really needs to get in there!@januaryjones @katiebof@elsaschiaparelli’ Lolz.


And here’s Lady Gaga’s stylist Brandon Maxwell sewing her into her Marc Jacobs Grammys dress, while she casually plays the piano. Easiest job in the world, right?

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