Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Before Rachel Zoe: There Was Arianne Phillips

These days wardrobe stylists are just as famous, just as skinny, just as vain as their clients. In an industry where image is everything I guess there's a lot of pressure to be all of the above. However it wasn't always like this. Before celebrity stylists like Rachel Zoe, Mariel Haenn, Formichetti, Monica Rose graced the pages of US Weekly and sat front row at Fashion Week there was a woman by the name of Arianne Phillips- a true fashion historian, behind the seams/ scenes costume designer, and wardrobe era expert. I remember reading an article about her a few years back and was so taken by her approach to wardrobe styling and the industry in general. She's a woman who definitely does her homework. She takes it to the books, goes to the library, and digs through the archives! Below is some of her work that I'm sure you're familiar with. She also started her career as a wardrobe stylist because she had an affinity for treasure hunting/ thrift shopping.

Tank Girl

Walk The Line

People vs. Larry Flynt

Chanel Iman as Minnie Mouse

Hedwig and The Angry Inch

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