Kate Young is mostly known and recognized by her white hair and her amazing personal style. She was born in Pennsylvania and is a graduate from Oxford with degrees in English and Art History. She started off working as Anna Wintour’s assistant at Vogue, worked as a contributing editor at Teen Vogue and in 2003 she eventually went freelance. She styles runway shows, advertisements, editorials and celebrities. The “Hollywood Reporter” just recently named her the most powerful stylist in Hollywood of 2012 out of 25.
Some celebrity clients she has worked with are Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Selma Blair, Diane Kruger and Michelle Williams. Kate has gotten praise for dressing these ladies in red carpet worthy looks. Especially Natalie Portman when she was pregnant and making her red carpet rounds for Black Swan.
Kate has worked and styled such brands as; Theory, Ann Taylor, Armani Exchange, Sisley, Carolina Herrera, Cover Girl, Ann Klein, INC for Macy’s and also has her own 100% merino wool collection for Cardigan. And she just finished her fifth advertising campaign for Dior with Natalie Portman.
CAA (Creative Artists Agency) represents Kate Young. She was signed in 2011 when they created their fashion division and is the only stylist they represent. Since working with them she has landed styling jobs with INC Macy’s in house label, Absolute Vodka, Guerlain fragrance and Dom Perignon.
Kate has collaborated with many big name professionals in the industry. She has worked with the following photographers; Terry Richardson, Karen Collins, Ellen von Unwerth, Doug Inglish, Karl Lagerfeld, Josh Olins, Jenny Gage + Tom Betterton, Amanda de Cadenet, Matt Jones, Max Vadukai, Pamela Hanson, Arthur Elgot, Herb Ritts, Mark Abrahams and Tom Munro. She usually works with make up artists, hair, prop stylists that she either knows, wants to work with or referred by someone else. Sometimes she even scouts agencies for top talent that she has not worked with yet.
Her personal style is very rocker chic, clean, edgy yet put together. She explained it as “Goth Victorian Governess” or that she looks like “Mommy Drinks” to Amy Larocca for NYMAG. She knows what looks good on her body and also on others. She is very smart and uses that to her advantage especially when it comes to fashion.
Kate is defiantly a trendsetter a great example of this is when she dressed Michelle Williams at the Golden Globes. She put her in a more conservative piece unlike the usual tight, revealing or too tight styles seen on everyone else. We admire the way she styles, she plans everything out, she is very organized but always follows her instincts. Kate is not afraid to take risks and break away from the normal or trends.
Take a look below of some of our favorite pictures of Kate Young’s styling work she has done.
“We Demand it”
Want more? Here are some link to check out about Kate Young:
Amy, Larocca. “Kate Young, Stylist. New York Mag. May 21, 2005. Web. March 26, 2012. http://nymag.com/nymetro/shopping/fashion/columns/look/10444/
Susan, DeFeo. “Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman Stylist Kate Young Tops List of 25 Most Powerful Stylists”. Daily Glow. March 16th, 2012. Web. March 26th 2012. http://www.dailyglow.com/michelle-williams-and-natalie-portman-stylist-kate-young-tops-list-of-25-most-powerful-stylists-0316.html
Misty, Sidell. “Macy’s INC Collection Celebrates Kate Young”. Elle online. January 26th, 2012. Web. March 26th, 2012. http://fashion.elle.com/fashion/insider/2012/01/26/macys-inc-collection-celebrates-kate-young/?photo=4#jump
Connie, Wang. “Your Questions For Stylist Kate Young Answered”. Refinery29.com/ April 29th, 2011. Web. March 26th, 2012. http://www.refinery29.com/your-questions-for-stylist-kate-young-answered