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23.12.17 Best Of

Stylist of the Year – Law Roach

You might as well call stylist Law Roach the fairy godfather for a constellation of stars.

Not only is he the secret sartorial weapon of celebrities including Demi Lovato, Mary J. Blige, and Katherine McNamara, he’s also responsible for some of the most notable promo tours and looks of this year.

For starters, he looks after Isabela Moner, and there will be no doubt she delighted during her ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ promo tour with dreamy ensembles including a wispy, pink Marchesa confection.

Law has also worked his magic behind the scenes of Entertainer of the Year and Street Style Star Celine Dion, who brought never-ending drama and dazzling performance pieces in spades—from the stage to the sidewalk to the red carpet and back again.

Last, but certainly not least, Law and Zendaya Coleman are clearly a perfect match. With Law by her side, Zendaya’s impressive 2017 reign cemented her acclaim as Best Promo Tour, Most Consistent, and Breakout Star. Not only did the starlet impress throughout the ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’ tours (of which that butterfly Moschino gown was a perfect finale for the year), there were so many other events where she dominated the red carpet with her fashionable presence.

All in a day’s work for this power stylist.

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23.12.17 Best Of

Brand Ambassador of the Year – Alicia Vikander for Louis Vuitton

There was a time when we may have lost a bit of faith in brand ambassadors for keeping the style excitement alive for their respective designer. Dior darlings will likely spring to mind.

But, in representation of Louis Vuitton, Alicia Vikander not only has restored the brand ambassador role, but she’s also worn what can be a challenging label with effortless elegance.

The actress’s Louis Vuitton ensembles have been masterful in their strength of form that offers a modern version of trend-forward femininity—even in the realm of gowns that seamlessly find a natural fit on the red carpet when worn by Alicia.

But, what also sets her apart from the rest of the LV lovelies is that her looks are never contrived. That is to say, they don’t wear her.

Rather, she stays true to her personal aesthetic—one that’s sleek and sophisticated without a hint of try-hard—and lets the brand work for her.

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23.12.17 Best Of

Best Dressed Male of the Year – Timothée Chalamet

I know I’m not the only one crushing on Timothée Chalamet’s style. After all, he was ranked your Best Dressed Man of 2017, too

The ‘Lady Bird’ actor is all of 22 years of age, yet he’s showing fellow actors twice his age and experience how red-carpet style is done.

One element that stands out so strongly about Timothée (besides his hair) is his sartorial diversity, as he clearly doesn’t rely on a singular formula to perfect his ensembles.

Instead, he just as effortlessly wears a purple Berluti suede jacket as he does a crisp Gucci plaid suit and a rich velvet Saint Laurent suit. His looks are never forced, but always fashionable.

Nor is he afraid to skip the tie, as he consistently shows how smooth going tie-less can look.

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23.12.17 Best Of

Stella’s Got Her Groove Back – Kirsten Dunst

If you were to call off the names of fashion-loving femmes, I’m sure that Kirsten Dunst wouldn’t immediately roll off the tongue.

But, you might as well call her Stella because she’s found her groove again. This year saw the actress experience a renewed love of Fashion with a capital F—and it was a beautiful thing.

While still staying true to her more bohemian roots, Kirsten explored a more deeply glamorous, style-forward side of romantic allure.

Some of her top 2017 moments were characterized by Rodarte looks for the ‘Woodshock’ promo tour. And, her middle look here—a layer-cake of charm—was one of the best highlights.

But, she also duly impressed in looks like a cheekily embroidered Christian Dior hearts and stars frock and a periwinkle Schiaparelli Couture masterwork that was stunning in both colour and cut.

Welcome back to the fashion world, Kirsten.

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23.12.17 Best Of

Best Dressed Teen of the Year – Elle Fanning

Kiernan Shipka long dominated the Best Dressed Teen category, winning the honour for three years in a row.

But, 19-year-old Elle Fanning has swooped in to take up the torch now, just in the nick of time in her last year as a teenager.

And, the status is quite well-deserved.

Elle not only has a directional, forward-thinking sense of style, she also possesses a sweet-chic aesthetic that adds girly romance and ethereality to moderate her edgier, quirky looks.

She can effortlessly debut a Temperley London sky-blue, prairie-girl frock just as easily as a Naeem Khan gunmetal gown, and a floral, fairy-tale confection by Christian Dior Couture—a personal favourite of mine.

Talk about the right kind of balance for a teen trendsetter.

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