Leslie Fremar Tops The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful Stylists!

By  March 13, 2013

Celebrity stylist Leslie Fremar is moving on up, from number two in 2012 to the number one spot  The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual list of the 25 Most Powerful Stylists. Her clients include Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Connelly, most of whom have experienced major moments on the red carpet thanks to Fremar’s relationship with designers like Raf Simons. Perhaps what shot her to the number one spot was Simons for Dior Couture’s red-carpet debut with Moore in the canary yellow long-sleeved Dior Couture top and full circle-skirt at the Emmy’s last year? Or maybe because, in addition to dressing some of the most sought-after celebs, she is able to continue to design her own Fruit of the Loom line for Bloomingdales? Surely her new denim design collaboration with Theron didn’t hurt the rankings.

One thing’s for sure, we’re almost positive Fremar didn’t expect this back when she was the assistant to the (newly minted) Conde Nast Artistic Director, Anna Wintour. Rumor has it she was the inspiration for Emily, the first assistant in The Devil Wears Prada. Last year’s number one pick, Kate Young, is now number four while Rachel Zoe landed at number three.

Click through to check out the full list of the 25 top stylists and their celebrity clients.

1. Leslie Fremar

Clients: Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly

2. Petra Flannery

Clients;  Zoe Saldana, Claire Danes, Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Megan Fox, Faith Hill

3. Rachel Zoe

Clients: Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes

4. Kate Young

Clients:  Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman

5. Elizabeth Stewart

Clients: Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried, Cate Blanchett, Freida Pinto, Ginnifer Goodwin, Cody Horn, Salma Hayek, Julia Roberts

6. Kemal Harris & Karla Welch

Clients: Amy Poehler, Justin Bieber, Pink, Olivia Wilde, Hailee Steinfeld, Zooey Deschanel, Anna Paquin, Elisabeth Moss, Imogen Poots

7. Cristina Ehrlich

Clients: Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams, Allison Williams, Jessica Pare, Tina Fey, Kyra Sedgwick, Ashley Greene

8. Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haen

Clients: Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Sofia Vergara, Kim Kardashian, Lily Collins, Rachel McAdams, Shakira, Ciara

9. Erin Walsh

Clients: Kerry Washington, Kristen Wiig

10. Jeanann Williams

Clients: Naomi Watts, Emily Mortimer

11. Ryan Hastings

Clients: Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson

12. Samantha McMillen

Clients: Elle & Dakota Fanning, Jodie Foster, Johnny Depp, Evan Rachel Wood, Dianna Agron, Diane Lane, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds, Ashton Kutcher, Colin Firth

13. Joseph Cassell

Clients: Taylor Swift

14. Jen Rade

Clients: Angelina Jolie, Jenna Fischer, Jennifer Morrison, Maya Rudolph

15. Jessica Paster

Clients: Emily Blunt, Miranda Kerr, Abbie Cornish, Jordana Brewster, Felicity Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Andrea Riseborough

16. L’Wren Scott

Clients: Nicole Kidman

17. Penny Lovell

Clients: Rose Byrne, Bella Heathcote, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

18. Camilla Pole

Clients: Keira Knightley

19. Jeanne Yang

Clients: Katie Holmes, Milla Jovovich, Andrew Garfield, Bryan Cranston, Christian Bale, Robert Downey

20. Ilaria Urbinati

Clients: Bradley Cooper, Jason Clarke, Nina Dobrev, Armie Hammer, Krysten Ritter, Chris Evans, Ian Somerhalder, Joel Edgerton

21. Johnny Wujek

Clients: Katy Perry, Kate Mara, Amber Heard

22. Brad Goreski

Clients: Stacey Keibler, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Jessica Alba, Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rashida Jones

23. Cher Coulter

Clients: Kate Bosworth, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller, Orlando Bloom

24. Tara Swennen

Clients: Kristen Stewart, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, Kaley Cuoco

25. Lee Harris

Clients: Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, Jane Krakowski

Fun Fact: Secret Weapon: Belts. “I probably have more than 200 belts that I’ve amassed over the years,” says Harris, who met longtime clients Liu and Krakowski when he worked as a wardrobe shopper for Ally McBeal. “Who doesn’t want a little nip at the waist?”