I’m frequently asked about working with Hollywood stylists – how do they pick designer clothing for their celebrity clients? The best stylists are the ones who explore and research a lot of fashion. They try to see and read as much as they can, both in person and online. They visit stores, designers studios and even fashion museums to get a historical aspect. They are confident, even when introducing an unknown designer to a big star. Too many of today’s stylists rely on “designer names” instead of exploring and finding new talent. We watch the Oscars hoping to see a fresh name and dress that will turn heads- remember the beautiful Halle Berry in Elie Saab? No one knew who Elie Saab was until the great stylist Philip Bloch put Halle in his gown. Let’s hope a new generation of stylists turn over some fashionable leaves to find great talent in design.