Kate Young has made her name in the Hollywood industry by creating some of the most iconic and showstopping looks on multiple red carpets. She’s had the opportunity to style some of the most admired celebrities in the industry such as Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Before she got her place as one of the most sought-after stylists in Hollywood, Young worked as Anna Wintour’s assistant in 1997. Alongside, she worked in a couple of magazines as well. 25 years later, she now dresses and styles many famous personalities for one of the most important nights in the history of fashion i.e. the Met Gala.
Kate Young talks about styling stars like Sofie Turner, Dakota Johnson, and Julianne Moore this year during a podcast called Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr. Young mentioned all the struggles and lessons she learned, all of her inspiration for the Met this year, and much more! Continue reading to find what we have gathered from the interview.
The Met Gala Looks
When asked about how exactly Young came about with the three actresses’ looks, she revealed that Dakota wanted to go with Gucci, which meant that the entire look had to be extravagant. She stated that her dress was full of sparkles and spangles, as she considers it to be her take on Gilded Glamour, sparkles make the look.
As for Julianne, her designer of choice was Tom Ford and the inspiration was a picture of Jackie Kennedy at an event in which she was wearing all kinds of diamonds and Opera-length gloves. The goal was to achieve a timeless, classic, elegant evening look.
Louis Vuitton was the choice for Sofie’s look. However, the thing with Louis Vuitton was that this year, as an eco move, they decided to not make anything new. This is why people had to wear dresses that had already been worn before. So Young went through all the Louis Vuitton archives and looked for a dress that would look best on Sofie. In the end, she picked out a completely studded dress and focused on the theme more so on her makeup and hair.
Advice For Celebrities
Kate Young explained that she learned a few important lessons the hard way when it came to getting ready for big events. She said that the biggest tip that she would give to a celebrity is to try on their dress right before they finally sit down to get their hair and makeup done. It’s really important as then you’re able to check off all the important things such as fitting of the dress, the zipper, and so on. Also, it helps the makeup artist and hairstylists to see the dress and then decide what kind of look would look best.