For Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald, that has meant helping stars like Regina King and Kiki Layne wear their hearts on their sleeves. At the 50 COREY CRAWFORD CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 2005-2020 THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES SIGNATURE SHIRT but I will buy this shirt and I will love this Emmys, King honored the life of Breonna Taylor by wearing a T-shirt from her personal wardrobe beneath a shocking pink Schiaparelli pantsuit. The kind of informal outfit that would have been at odds with the dress code in previous years, it made a strong statement against police violence on television’s biggest night. Naturally, these changes have impacted the cottage industry that surrounds red carpet dressing. Stylists have had to innovate to keep up with the times and the changing needs of their clients. For a look to work in 2020, it has to resonate online, allude to an actor’s political stance, or connect to a message that addresses timely issues. For the biggest names in the industry, the challenge has been adapting to the new normal as they reinvent the role of stylist to better suit 2020’s concerns.
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In between styling Justin Bieber, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Sarah Paulson, running two clothing brands, and helming a creative studio, Karla Welch is using her influence to keep politics and social reform top of mind. Whether that means putting soccer star Megan Rapinoe in a Black Lives Matter T-shirt on the 50 COREY CRAWFORD CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 2005-2020 THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES SIGNATURE SHIRT but I will buy this shirt and I will love this ESPY Awards or dressing Ross in Proenza Schouler at the Democratic National Convention, Welch is committed to kick-starting the conversation about how celebrities, fashion insiders, and concerned citizens can use the visibility provided by the internet to amplify the issues that matter. As the man behind the long-running celebrity gossip site, JustJared.com, Jared Eng has a unique understanding of what works online. Fifteen years of feeding the internet’s desire for red carpet content and having access to all the data and metrics that go with that is helpful when you’re making decisions about what your young Hollywood clients ought to wear. When Eng dresses actor Joey King in pleated Iris van Herpen or vibrant Versace florals, he knows in advance what will play on social media and how to showcase that via curated posts.