Be it TV, album covers, music videos or magazine covers & editorials, stylists are generally behind the scenes, declaring what's in & what's out. "Stylists have a sixth sense for the pulse of the fashion world. And as a result, the effect of their input is not always seen," notes Candy Pratts Price, executive fashion director of Style.com which has just published Stylist: The Interpreters of Fashion. "This book is an opportunity to celebrate their amazing work."
Selected for their originality and, in many cases, enduring fame - not to mention collaborations with photographers like Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino, and Cecil Beaton - the 16 "visual provocateurs" featured are Paul Cavaco, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Grace Coddington, Edward Enninful, Lori Goldstein, Tonne Goodman, Andrea Lieberman, Polly Mellen, Camilla Nickerson, Carine Roitfeld, Venetia Scott, Karl Templer, Melanie Ward, Alex White, Brana Wolf, and Joe Zee.
- Lesley Scott