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Celebrity fashion and their stunning red carpet looks never fail to become the talk of the town and the celebs' sartorial choices often leave us stunned. While we praise the celebs for their unique looks, it is the fashion stylist, who is the mastermind behind these outfits. These stylists provide the celebs with a wide range of outfits to choose from and then conceptualise their overall look. However, for a long time, people have been perplexed by the role of a stylist and often get confused between a fashion stylist and fashion designer.
The stylists utilise their fashion sense and come up with out-of-the-box outfit ideas for their clients. While some of them could have studied design, others possibly possess design talents in order to make a fashion statement worth the while. With that said, it is the quirkiness and larger-than-life abilities of the stylist, which make them popular and successful. As celebrities lead an extravagant lifestyle, they hire some of the world’s greatest fashion stylists to amp up their look. However, have you ever wondered who are these stylists behind the celeb's unique look or how much money do they make? If yes, let's have a look at the list below:
Mohit Rai is the number one stylist when it comes to styling Bollywood celebrities, and he has worked with almost all of them. His portfolio is so inspiring that every other budding stylist learns from it. Mohit is someone, who understands the female form and comes up with the best concepts while styling his clients. From celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra Jonas to Kareena Kapoor Khan, all of them rely on Mohit for fashion advice. Needless to say, all of these actresses look oh-so-stunning, sexy and yet elegant, thanks to Mohit's unparalleled talent. He charges somewhere around Rs. 1 lakh per project.
Another ace stylist in Bollywood is Tanya Ghavri, who had begun her career as an assistant to the designer, Pernia Qureshi. She got her biggest break when she had landed a job with actress, Sonam Kapoor, who was impressed with her skills while filming for the movie, Aisha. Tanya Ghavri is the go-to stylist for many B-Town celebrities, including Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Bhumi Pednekar, Katrina Kaif, Sara Ali Khan and dozens more.
Once in an interview with a media portal, Tanya Ghavri had stated that a stylist, who works as an assistant to a designer, can earn between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 per month. However, she had added that the top stylists can earn up to Rs. 2 lakhs per day. Now, after considering Tanya's popularity in Tinseltown, one can guess how much money she earns per project.
Anaita Shroff Adajania had begun her career as an actress and model and had later turned into a fashion designer and stylist. She is widely popular for her styling, and she’s so talented that Vogue India appointed her as their Fashion Director. Her list of clients features the names of many A-listers of Bollywood, including celebrities such as Hrithik Roshan, Sara Ali Khan, and Katrina Kaif. However, apart from being an ace stylist, Anaita also hosts the show, Feet Up With The Stars.
Did Deepika Padukone’s legendary looks in the movie, Cocktail leave you impressed? Well, all those looks were Anaita’s brainchild. According to sources, Anaita's company, Style Cell, charges non-negotiable fees for styling celebrities' red-carpet appearances. Moreover, the stylist's fee per look is somewhere around Rs. 1 lakh.
Narendra Kumar is the creative director of Amazon and an ace fashion designer cum stylist. Also known as ‘Nari’, he is one of the leading designers of India since 2000. His styling is inspired by contemporary themes and modern storytelling. Nari sticks to his Indian roots while working with various brands that cater to different markets. He has styled stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Priyanka Chopra to name a few. The elite designer cum stylist can earn somewhere between Rs. 60 lakh to Rs. 1 crore per year.
Allia Al Rufai is well-known for being an ex-Harper’s Bazaar stylist, and she is nothing less than a stylista herself. Even her everyday appearances look like straight out of a magazine editorial, and we are always hooked to them. Undoubtedly, she is one of the most sought-after stylists in Tinseltown, courtesy to her sophisticated and incredibly chic fashion sense. Allia is the brain behind the oh-so-hot looks of actresses, Nargis Fakhri, Anushka Sharma, and Shraddha Kapoor among others. She reportedly charges up to Rs. 1 lakh per look.
Shaleena Nathani is popularly known for being the go-to stylist to actress, Deepika Padukone, and her styling game is always on point. Well, nobody can deny the fact that Deepika is currently the ultimate fashion icon, and she has been ruling the fashion world like a queen, courtesy of Shaleena. Her other clients include stars like Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan, etc. For the unversed, Shaleena was formerly a part of Anaita Shroff‘s squad, Style Cell. Talking about her styling, it is the perfect combination of modern femininity and athleisure. According to sources, Shaleena's fees per shift can be anywhere between Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 1 lakh.
Another name on the list of Bollywood stylists is Aastha Sharma, who is well-versed with the latest fashion trends and knows how to experiment with it. She has styled celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, and Disha Patani. With her immense knowledge about fashion and style, Aastha has been giving celebrities with some of the best looks. Aastha's styling work can cost anywhere from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 5 lakhs and even more than that.
Ami Patel is the brain behind the stunning fashion looks of actress, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, from bodycon dresses to chic experimental silhouettes. Ami knows how to strike a perfect balance between trends and classic elements when it comes to styling. She works with all kinds of labels, from homegrown designers to high-end brands and unconventional international labels among others. Ami is the go-to stylist for several stars, including the likes of Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif. Reportedly, Ami Patel charges a hefty amount of Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 1 lakh per project.
Needless to say, celeb fashion becomes a trend as soon as it goes viral. However, it is the dedication and experience of the fashion stylist, which makes the celebrities grab eyeballs whenever they step out. With that said, it is the fashion stylist, not the celebrity, who provides us with fashion inspiration.