THE OSCAR VETS
THEY WERE IN THE THICK OF IT WHEN THE INTERSECTION OF FASHION AND THE OSCARS FIRST STARTED TAKING HOLD, AND THEY’VE BROKERED THE HIGH-PROFILE DEALS BETWEEN THE STARS AND THOSE THAT WOULD CLOTHE THEM. THEY ARE THE VETERAN PLAYERS OF OSCAR FASHION.
L.A.-based celebrity stylist Paster still reigns as Queen of the Oscars. This year, she dressed Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver and Cate Blanchett. Last year, she triumphed with Blanchett’s beautiful embroidered Galliano Oscar gown, and she singlehandedly brought color back to the Oscars two years ago when she put Minnie Driver in a slinky burgundy gown and matching fur.
Bloch’s the man to see if you’re a glamour girl like Salma Hayek and you never leave the house without hair, makeup and full party dress. He’s also got a full-blown career as a TV commentator and entertainer.
A New York-based stylist to the stars, Schecter this year outfitted Heather Graham for the Oscars; but it’s not the first time the New Yorker has taken on a high profile Oscar glamour girl. Schecter is the stylist who took Courtney Love from grunge to glam in 1997 when she put Love in the white Versace that convinced Hollywood (for a while) that she could look the part of establishment actress.
CRYSTAL MOFFAT LOURDE
Moffat Lourde is Ralph Lauren’s West Coast secret weapon — a former Allure editor who now dresses some of Hollywood’s finest for the designer. Last year, Moffat Lourde was the lady who got Gwyneth Paltrow in the famous pink princess dress.
Manhattan-based, Martin is Prada’s celebrity dresser, who maintains the Italian company’s relationship with some of the better-dressed men and women in Hollywood.
As Chanel’s publicity executive in the U.S., Fahey is the New York lady who puts the L.A. ladies in their ladylike Chanels. Remember Uma Thurman’s Chanel couture on the red carpet last year?
Conlon is a stylist for Donna Karan in New York, and every Oscar season he’s off to L.A., working with Jim Carrey, Philip Bloch, Barbra Streisand and all the ladies who love Donna.
Almost a Hollywood legend, McDaniel is the West Coast powerhouse who made Giorgio Armani a household name when it came to dressing celebrities. This year, she had the venerable task of go-between for Armani and Oscar producer Lili Zanuck.
Blodwell’s company PRB represents Krizia, Pamela Dennis and Carolina Herrera on the West Coast, and Blodwell — an expatriate Milanese — is starting to make Hollywood household names of all of them.
Ashbrook’s company Film Fashion has long coordinated between designers and celebs. So far this year, she helped Escada dress Mena Suvari for every major event.
As Valentino’s West Coast eyes and ears, Reid’s dressed many a chic celebrity, and was the one who put Halle Berry in her now infamous red flowered Valentino at the Golden Globes.
KELLY CUTRONE AND TED BURNS
Cutrone’s firm People’s Revolution this year repped Vivienne Westwood, L.A. designer David Cardona, Thierry Mugler and Bulgari jewelry — and wound up as liaison to all the stars and celebrity PR people.
JILL EISENSTADT, FULL PICTURE
Eisenstadt, who recently moved to L.A. from New York, this year repped Heidi Weisel, Douglas Hannant and Kate Spade bags, and spent a lot of Oscar season pulling dresses for nominees who didn’t already have stylists.