WhoWhatWear

Top 35 most influential style stars

Behind every major red carpet moment—included our 50 Style Stars—there’s a team of talented people working together to create that look. These stylists, makeup artists, and hair stylists are incredibly influential and impactful, and their work deserves to be celebrated. Today, we’re turning the spotlight on the 35 men and women who are responsible for making the magic happen.

Cher Coulter (@chercoulter)
Please describe yourself in three words.

Caring, passionate, and loyal.

What was your first job?

I did a paper round everyday as a teenager. It funded my magazine and clothes obsession!!

When did you know you’d made it?
I don’t think you ever feel like you have “made it.” I’m proud of many moments in my career, but I’m never complacent and always strive to deliver and achieve more.

What was your most stressful moment?
Awards season is always a stressful time for stylists in Hollywood. Fabulous dresses are snapped up quickly and everyone is fighting hard for their clients. Competition is rife and the pressure is always on!

Who is your ultimate style icon?
It really changes all the time, I think people have periods of time where they are more interesting to me than other times. I appreciate the way Carine Roitfeld dresses; she always embraces very trendy trends in a chic way. I always look forward to seeing what Raf Simons and Nicholas Ghesquiere do every season. They’re leaders.

What’s your favorite look you’ve ever created?
Honestly I can’t say. I have a lot of favorites. Rosie in Gucci during the Transformers tour stands out as one.

What’s inspiring you now?

I like the Japanese designers from the ’90s: like Yamamoto and Comme des Garcons.

What’s your deserted island essential?
Water, a good book, and a mega yacht once I’m ready to go home!