We all have those go-to brands we admire and cherish—whether it’s a luxury label we turn to for an investment piece or an affordable retailer to get our trendy fashion fix. But have you ever wondered what brands celebrity stylists admire most and why? We tapped some of our favorite fashion stylists, who have collectively dressed some of the most stylish celebrities in the business—from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Bosworth, and Sienna Miller to Sharon Stone, Russell Brand, and Paul Rudd (to name just a few). These fashion experts are on the cutting edge of what to wear, how to wear it, and what to buy right now, so scroll below for insider intel on the go-to brands they love most. Then—naturally—shop our picks.
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“Isabel Marant has always been my go-to. She is consistent in providing super-wearable, effortless, cool, sexy, stylish collections. She never lets me down. I have clothes of hers from 12 years ago that are still on trend. Whatever your mood or the occasion, she will have something you need. She is the epitome of French style.” — Cher Coulter
“I have many favorite designers and brands, but lately I feel especially obsessed with the ones who are doing equal parts artistic expression and environmentally conscious or who are thinking about how to use fashion to bring people and cultures together. Someone who really stands out to me is Stella McCartney. Her mission statement is “We are agents of change. We challenge and push boundaries to make luxurious products in a way that is fit for the world we live in today and the future: beautiful and sustainable. No compromises.” I also truly admire Haitian Italian designer Stella Jean, who says she experiments with cross-border fertilization, spreading counter-colonization and inspiring multiculturalism. My hope is that in the very near future all brands will be sustainable.” — Leesa Evans
“Valentino seems to be the brand I love most, and I even have proof as to why! I compile a best dressed list on my Instagram feed every Friday called ‘Style Standouts’ (women with beautiful style who stand out among all the rest). Looking back on my posts, I have chosen Valentino more than any other brand! Simple, ‘pretty’ looks are a dime a dozen on the red carpet, but it’s a bit more complex to wear something that’s captivating and doesn’t steal focus from the woman wearing it. Valentino seems to pull this off frequently. I also dig their menswear for the same reasons.” — George Kotsiopoulos