Edited by: Riya Ashok Madayi
Last update: December 29, 2022, 1:08 PM IST
Behind every fashion star is a talented and hard-working stylist. From dramatic red carpet looks to putting together a number of looks for movie promos, they’ve done it all. This year, all the celebrity stylists did their best and accepted challenges to make sure their star looked the part.
They are responsible for setting trends and also, sometimes, they end up being the recipients when the star is criticized for an outfit he has worn. From selecting outfits, mixing and matching jewelry to fixing a last-minute stitch, a stylist does many things, and to celebrate their work, here we celebrate the best stylists who make the impossible possible for their favorite stars.
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One of the few celebrity fashion stylists in the country, who can make styling look so easy. From kicking off the year with Gehraiyaan, where she was lauded for her comfortably chic look to the main cast, which included Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa, to styling entrepreneur and fashion icon Natasha Poonwalla in an iconic Sabyasachi X Schiaparelli saree for MET Gala, 2022 has been a rewarding year for Anaita. She has styled celebrities such as Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Rashmika Mandanna, Gauri Khan and shahrukh khan among others, Anaita’s style is a perfect amalgamation of contemporary yet timeless styles.
She’s the reason behind Alia Bhatt’s flawless bridal glow. It was the unconventional color story of Alia Bhatt’s wedding suit that won hearts. Ami Patel’s style is an epitome of grace and elegance and is a celebration of India wear. It’s all heart when you have Ami styling a celebrity. If you notice, Ami loves to explore Indian silhouettes and Indian crafts and she combines it with her stars. She has styled a variety of actors including Karishma Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Sara Ali Khan, and Rakul Preet Singh to name a few.
This year has been a special one for Eka Lakhani not only as a stylist but also as a costume designer. The Ponniyin Selvan: I costumes garnered praise for their precision and intricate detail. Also, this year, she took up the challenge of styling the king of quirks, actor Ranveer Singh. Yes, everyone was shocked when Ranveer stepped out in a monochrome suit that looked sharp and elegant. It seems that Eka has found a way to balance her quirky style with just the right amount of classics.
Mohit Rai is a storyteller and he tells it through his styling. Throughout 2022, every silhouette he’s styled on his celebrity star has been an enticing narrative. One of Mohit’s highlights of the year has been businesswoman and style icon Paris Hilton, who visited India to launch her perfume brand. Although she wore a variety of designer clothes, it was the pink sequined saree that Paris donned that stole the show. It was like giving a piece of India to Paris.
2022 has been the year of Shaleena Nathani. As a stylist, she has gone beyond her stars, including global icon Deepika Padukone. From the series of iconic styles Deepika wore as a first-time jury member at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival to female superstar Nayantara at her wedding, Shaleena’s journey has been one of fashion. Hairstylist extraordinaire, Shaleena’s style was the talk of the town for her innovative styling for the popular songs Besharam Rang and Jhoome Jo Pathaan, starring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan. We also look forward to more stylish moments in 2023.
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