I’m always fascinated to see which celebrities share a stylist. Most of the time it makes perfect sense. Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams both work with Kate Young; Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara are Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn clients; and Kate Bosworth and Nicole Richie are dressed by Cher Coulter. So no real surprises there. But did you know Justin Bieber and Zooey Deschanel use the same celebrity stylist? Their looks aren’t exactly similar, but it’s true. Styling duo, Kemal Harris and Karla Welch, have worked with Hailee Steinfeld since her 2011 Oscar nomination (remember the striped Prada gown? That was their work) and they’ve now developed a seriously eclectic clientele!
Kemal and Karla were profiled for The Hollywood Reporter’s annual 25 Most Powerful Stylists feature, and I was really surprised to discover who else they style. Alongside Hailee they dress Justin Bieber, Olivia Wilde, Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel, Anna Paquin, Elisabeth Moss and Pink. That’s a pretty wide selection of looks to cover, isn’t it? There are the kooky/vintagey frocks for Zooey, ’90s-inspired get-ups for Bieber and ‘It’ girl glamour for Hailee and Olivia…
And – in case you’re wondering - Kemal and Karla were responsible for the styling Justin’s Believe album and world tour, so the monstrosity that is the “dirty diaper” pants hopefully has nothing to do with them.
Find out more about Kemal Harris and Karla Welch HERE and see the THR’s list of the most powerful Hollywood stylists HERE. Leslie Fremar, who dresses Julianne Moore and Charlize Theron, topped the list this year.